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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.

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Author: 
William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Store Block", [Newport, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-NE55.

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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