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15–17 Main St.

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1802 and later

Number 17 is a typical five-bay, central-chimney Federal house (the chimney now reduced in size) with a cushioned-frieze door frame and original paneled door. Number 15, attached to the west end of number 17, is a late Greek Revival five-bay house with central entrance; its twentieth-century owners, amused by the abundance of historic markers on Main Street, have erected a small oval plaque commemorating the residence of “Increase Heartburn, 1971.”

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "15–17 Main St.", [North Kingstown, 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, 358-358.

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