Still sitting on a rise amid open fields, this one-and-one-half-story gambrel-roofed and clapboarded structure is one of the two earliest remaining residences on the southern end of Aquidneck Island. Originally a five-bay woodframe house with brick chimney at either end, it has wings and two rear ells added in the eighteenth century. It was built by Jahleel Brenton II to serve as a tenant farmer's house for his family farm, Hammersmith. William Brenton's original seventeenth-century manor house (see preceding entry), no longer extant, was located nearby.
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Jahleel Brenton II House
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