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Tillinghast–Tomkins House

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c. 1858. 11 Redwood Ave.

In this massive, two-and-one-half-story clapboarded house, it is the emphatic doubled brackets beneath the broad overhanging eaves on all four facades that attract attention. The doubled polygonal piers supporting the small entry porch and the cross gables, centered in an ornate cupola, give it an Italianate air suggesting something between medieval and Gothic Revival.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


What's Nearby


William H. Jordy et al., "Tillinghast–Tomkins House", [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, 557-557.

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