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Telephone Building

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c. 1910. 142 Spring St.

Diagonally across Spring Street, directly behind Trinity, is the somewhat awkwardly scaled but charming first Telephone Building for Newport. The vigorous swoosh of the double-arched crown of the Palladian motif at the center is barely contained within its pilastered and corniced frame—all windows unfortunately cut down in a recent renovation.

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Author: 
William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Telephone Building", [Newport, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-NE58.

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 536-536.

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