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Apartments (George Aldrich Inn)
Walter Allen's house, the first he built in Union Village, established his basic design idiosyncracies. It was the site of the first Roman Catholic
In the nineteenth century the Walter Allen House was one of three that functioned as inns and taverns at the intersection of Pound Hill Road and Great Road. The two others, now much renovated, were the Seth Allen House and the George Aldrich Inn. The latter converted to the Smithfield Academy when, in the 1830s, headmaster James Busbee moved in and began to teach classes there. The original house was probably expanded for this purpose. Its porches are reduced variants of the Allen type.
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