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William Grosvenor House (Fair Oak, Roslyn)

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Fair Oak, Roslyn
1901, William Ralph Emerson. 26 Beacon Hill Rd.

Built for two related Providence patrons, these houses of similar size, part of a handsome group of three on either side of Beacon Hill Road (see also the George Gordon King House, below), show some of the same stylistic features. On Wyndham, the bold feature of a rotund tower implies historical references; the dark stone trim, broad entry arch, and overhanging corner turret of Roslyn suggest a Richardsonian Romanesque vocabulary.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


What's Nearby


William H. Jordy et al., "William Grosvenor House (Fair Oak, Roslyn)", [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, 580-580.

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