Neglected through most of the twentieth century but consequently one of the least altered, most intact late Federal farmhouses in the state, this handsome house has an exquisite entrance: a high entablature stretched the breadth of a side-lighted door, each side light with flanking pilasters (paired at each end), each pilaster supporting a block which boldly divides the entablature into three parts, with an oval medallion centered in the wide section over the door. The facade of the ell has a similarly bold but much simplified entrance. The framing of the windows, all with original twelve-over-twelve sash, is as elegantly attenuated as the entrance and well proportioned to the facade. Extant examples of this Federal type are rare in Rhode Island, and the painstaking restoration of this house in 1996–1998 has recaptured a great treasure.
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Tyler Mowry Farmhouse
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