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Wickford House

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Alexander Huling House
1769. 68 Main St.
  • (John Bellm)

Wickford House, originally a tavern, has an integral lean-to which is exceptionally extended. The door frame appears to be derived from that of the Benjamin Reynolds House and may be another Isham replication. The carved ornamentation in the entablature on the theme of the flowering chestnut is typical for early nineteenth-century embellishment; but the motif occurs with such frequency on Main Street that it is almost an emblem of the place. A crumbling barn with cupola provides an added dash of the picturesque.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.



  • 1769


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William H. Jordy et al., "Wickford House", [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, 359-359.

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