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William S. Miller House (High Tide)

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High Tide
1900, Warren and Wetmore. 81 Ocean Ave.

The arched-topped windows and stuccoed masonry walls of this mansion, along with its shingle-covered roof terminating in turret-like polygonal caps at either end, lend the sense of a rustic villa in the French countryside. The primary focus is the central pavilion, whose two-story bow front swells from the broad, shallow main block of the house; but High Tide's real prominence derives from its site. The balustraded balcony on the second story of the bow is all but demanded by the fact that this house, a summer residence for a New Yorker who was Whitney Warren's brother-in-law, sits on the most commanding promontory along the southern coast of Aquidneck Island, overlooking the entire rocky shoreline and the Atlantic beyond.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "William S. Miller House (High Tide)", [Newport, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-NE169.

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 576-576.

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