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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.

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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—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-NE97.

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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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