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George Gordon King House

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1902, McKim, Mead and White. 1–3 Oakwood Terrace

This house, built for a local philanthropist, is a large, elongated two-and-one-half-story structure with a gambrel roof and full-blown Georgian trim. Its walls, in pebble and dash, are unusual for Newport. Its most notable feature is its off-center main entrance with elaborately monumental ornamentation of double-story Cornithian columns supporting a pedimented gable and a blind balustrade set on smaller Ionic capitals.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "George Gordon King House", [Newport, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-NE98.

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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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