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First Presbyterian Church

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1892, J. D. Johnston. 167 Broadway

“An imposing pile”: so contemporary descriptions might have characterized this tall, spreading, hip-roofed mass of quarry-faced masonry with its miscellany of gables and stubby turrets. Windows are rather spottily located, with a giant wheel window stealing most attention. It is a very belated Richardsonian Romanesque design by a prominent late-nineteenth-century local builder who eventually combined this trade with architectural design.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "First Presbyterian Church", [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, 516-518.

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