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John Easton House

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c. 1760. 1 Cliff Ave.

The earliest building in the neighborhood, this two-and-one-half-story gambrel-roofed farmhouse originally stood alone on these bluffs overlooking the Atlantic, at some remove from the eighteenth-century town and the harbor. The generously scaled residence was the headquarters of the English Lord Hugh Percy during the occupation of the Revolutionary War. The proportions and equipoise of a typical eighteenth-century house with its central entryway and end-wall chimneys have here been altered by later additions.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "John Easton 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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