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Store Block

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c. 1895, Dudley Newton. 137 Spring St. (northwest corner of Church St.)

This curious Queen Anne double store block was built around a hip-roofed Federal relic. It displays Queen Anne fondness for combining colonial and Federal bits in novel and picturesque ways, with the projecting bays, interior paneling brought outside, frieze-like treatment of the topmost story, and overall attention to detail particularly characteristic of the style. The frieze at the top may originally have contained some embellishment.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


What's Nearby


William H. Jordy et al., "Store Block", [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, 534-534.

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