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C. H. Baldwin House

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1877–1878, Potter and Robinson. 328 Bellevue Ave.

The profusion of gables, bays, chimneys, and window grids on the two floors of this Queen Anne residence creates a variety of angles, shadowed eaves, and sloping projections. The first story, of brick, is largely screened by a deep porch whose stocky turned posts run across two-thirds of the facade. The overall effect is of a woven tapestry: patches of shingle work and clapboards are divided by the sculptural treatment of gables and bays, and the brickwork is re-exposed by the half timbering of the entry bay. This meshing of elements is forcefully seen at the south end of the house, where a tall, pilastered chimney rises up to meet and penetrate the projecting third-story gable, reemerging at the roof line in a corbeled chimney cap. The broad, low arch of the porte-cochere reaches invitingly toward Bellevue Avenue.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "C. H. Baldwin House", [Newport, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-NE148.

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Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 567-567.

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