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George Gordon King House (Edgehill Farm)

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Edgehill Farm
1887–1889, McKim, Mead and White; landscape design, Frederick Law Olmsted and John Charles Olmsted. 138–152 Beacon Hill Rd.
  • George Gordon King House (Edgehill Farm)

Recalling Norman farm buildings in its first-story stone walls and engaged tower topped by stucco and shingles, this residence was built for one of the largest landholders and most successful developers on Newport Neck in the late nineteenth century. Edgehill shows its architects exploring sources different from what they would have employed in town. In recent years it was adapted to institutional use with the construction of massive, banal outbuildings, destroying large parts of its hilly site.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "George Gordon King House (Edgehill Farm)", [Newport, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-NE183.

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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, 580-580.

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