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Christopher Townsend House

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c. 1725. 74 Bridge St.
  • Christopher Townsend House

Of the group of houses built by the Townsend and Goddard families of cabinetmakers, this, with its attached shop largely intact, is the oldest. A square half house with gable-on-hip roof and slightly off-center chimney, it has a fan-lighted and pedimented corner door. Christopher Townsend specialized in ship cabinetry.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


What's Nearby


William H. Jordy et al., "Christopher Townsend 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, 527-527.

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