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Allen Mason Thomas House

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1825, Jabez Bullock, builder. 1927, restoration, Norman M. Isham. 56 Main St.
  • Allen Mason Thomas House

Having been heavily Victorianized, this Greek Revival house was restored by Isham for R. G. Clark, heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune. The Clarks had previously been involved in restoration work at Cooperstown, New York. Isham probably added or heightened the monitor and enhanced the parapet and front portico. (No other house on Main Street boasts any of these features.) The east porch, with its extraordinary shaped-plank chairs, is also his work, as, probably, is the connecting fence.

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Author: 
William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Allen Mason Thomas House", [North Kingstown, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-NK17.

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 359-359.

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