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Job Bennett House

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c. 1721. 44 Thames St.

This square, gable-on-hip-roofed house with a four-bay front elevation and central chimney is larger and more formally organized than the Claggett House (preceding entry). Four windows to one side of the elevation and three windows and a door to the other side are very consciously grouped with an interval of wall down the middle of the building, over which a dormer sits. The transomed door, though simple, is, like the size of the house for this format, imposing. Inside, a very substantial kitchen fireplace and boxed-in stairs with stubby, bulky balusters reinforce, by their medieval quality, the early eighteenth-century date.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


What's Nearby


William H. Jordy et al., "Job Bennett 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, 528-528.

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