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William F. Fahnestock House (Oaklawn, Bois Doré)

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Oaklawn, Bois Doré
1926–1928, Charles A. Platt. Narragansett Ave.

This house with a rather severe limestone facade, atypical for Platt, was built for a New Yorker in a French eighteenth-century revival style with hipped, dormered roof, ornate entrance surrounded by floral carving, and decorative window treatments. In typical fashion for this neighborhood, Bois Doré is somewhat overpowering on its relatively small parcel of land.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


What's Nearby


William H. Jordy et al., "William F. Fahnestock House (Oaklawn, Bois Doré)", [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, 558-559.

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