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Hambly Funeral Home (Grace W. Rives House)

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Grace W. Rives House
1879, Peabody and Stearns. 1881, northwest wing, George Champlin Mason and Son. 30 Red Cross Ave.

For Newport, this is a unique remaining example of a Victorian Gothic house with polychrome trim in darker brick and lighter stone and a rare example of the extensive settings which once graced many more houses in the area. The stonework of the pointed-arched windows, the large octagonal tower pulled into one corner, and the carved molding give the overall boxiness an almost ecclesiastical or perhaps scholastic aura.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Hambly Funeral Home (Grace W. Rives 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, 551-551.

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