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Gov. William Coddington House

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Late 17th century. 11 Cross St.

Fortuitously, in the immediate vicinity of a doubled half-house is this gabled prototype. It was moved from a site included in the six-acre farm on the Point which was originally allotted to William Coddington, one of the founders of Newport. Although it has been extensively restored, portions of the chamfered beam frame mark it as a very old house. The simply paneled door with small transom capped by an overhead molding, although new, typifies doors of the period for middle-class residences.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Gov. William Coddington 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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