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George Fowler House (Joseph Gardner House)

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Joseph Gardner House
c. 1725. 32 Second St.

Like Washington Street, Second Street has a cluster of houses revealing variations on the gambrel. The James Davis house is another three-quarter house, this with a transomlighted door capped by a full pediment. In the John Frye House, a later, gabled ell collides with the simplest of one-and-one-half-story gambrels. Frye, who bought the house in 1770, seems to have been its second owner. Opposite, the Joseph Gardner House, now known as the George Fowler House for a mid-nineteenth-century owner, is a half house with a portal fanlight breaking into its pediment.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "George Fowler House (Joseph Gardner House)", [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, 526-526.

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