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James Brown–Samuel Barker House

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1714, mid-18th century. 119 Spring St.

Documentation on at least a portion of this commanding gambrel-roofed house with fanlighted entrance goes back to 1714, although later rebuilding probably brought it to what we now see. Each of its broad, brick-walled ends contains a pair of chimneys, with fireplace placement clearly indicated in side elevations which are as forcefully organized as its front elevation.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "James Brown–Samuel Barker 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, 533-534.

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