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Joseph Burrill House

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Early 1700s. 28 Clarke St.

The Robert Stevens House, a broad gambrel-roofed house with a fanlighted door that is doubtless of later date, is set side to the street. The side elevation reveals the plan: larger parlors in front, smaller room behind. The paired chimneys toward the center indicate a central hall. The contemporaneous Joseph Burrill House, with shingled sides and back, is a very tall gambrel (which may have been an eighteenth-century addition to enlarge what was originally a two-room house on a tight site). Here the regularity of the windows in front continues on the sides, although the plans of the two houses are similar (formal expression here versus the functional expression of the Stevens House).

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Joseph Burrill 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, 541-541.

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