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William Redwood House

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Mid-18th century. 69 Spring St.

Originally owned by William Redwood, brother to the benefactor of the Redwood Library, this was apparently a standard two-story, five-bay house before an additional bay was added to the north end, possibly around 1800, to which the fanlighted door seems to date. The brick end is another example of this rare treatment in Newport, plastered over in this instance (see the Caleb Claggett House, NE35, and the John Odlin–Jonathan Otis House, NE52, for other examples). The existing end chimney suggests that it was once balanced by another at the opposite end.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "William Redwood 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, 532-532.

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