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Late 18th–early 19th century. 120 North Quidnesset Rd.

This rather grand five-bay, two-and-one-half-story farmhouse is made grander by its elevation on an earth platform. Owners' houses of this size are characteristic of the very large farms established in southern coastal Rhode Island during the eighteenth century. That they were known at the time as “plantations” in itself suggests their scale. Today subdivision colonial crowds the real thing.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "House", [North Kingstown, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-NK1.

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 355-355.

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