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William Card House

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1811. 73 Division St.

The William Card House is a three-quarter house with the very refined detailing characteristic of the Federal style and windows framed almost flush with the clapboarding. Visually the near-flush effect enlarges the apparent size of the window by making it more integral with the plane of the wall, in contrast to the typical eighteenth-century treatment, which projects the window out from the wall, making wall and window opposed elements in separate planes.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


What's Nearby


William H. Jordy et al., "William Card 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, 538-539.

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