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Mrs. James C. Porter House (Porter Villa, Old Castle)

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Porter Villa, Old Castle
1855–1856, Seth Bradford. 25 Greenough Pl.

One of several stone mansions built in the 1850s by Seth Bradford as Newport summer residences, this was commissioned by a Louisiana woman. The rough texture of the Fall River granite over most of its surface is differentiated by the flat-cut trim work of the entry projection and window surrounds, whose forms, like those of the bracketed eaves, imply Italianate inspiration.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Mrs. James C. Porter House (Porter Villa, Old Castle)", [Newport, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 556-556.

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