You are here

Caleb Claggett House

-A A +A
c. 1725. 22 Bridge St.
  • Caleb Claggett House

This gambrel with chimney slightly off center and a lean-to extension to the rear is exceptional for its brick end wall, tied to its frame by S-shaped irons. Such walls are rare in Newport houses. The five-bay front was also off center, a stretch of blank wall originally terminating the house toward the end opposite the brick wall, into which additional windows were later cut. The bulky chimney serves four fireplaces at the first floor: one toward the center of each interior wall of a large and a small parlor, in front to either side of the off-center door; two more angled into the corners of the kitchen and what is now a dining room (perhaps once a downstairs bedroom) in the rear lean-to.

Writing Credits

Author: 
William H. Jordy et al.
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

William H. Jordy et al., "Caleb Claggett House", [Newport, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-NE35.

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 528-528.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,