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Julia Ward Howe Home (Oak Glen)

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Oak Glen
1858, 1870. 745 Union St.

Dr. Samuel and Julia Ward Howe bought a small farm cottage in the 1870s which became the rear ell for the Victorian enlargement in front. A house of more historical than architectural consequence, it nevertheless boasts a forthrightness of character in accord with its role as a meeting place important in late-nineteenth-century social reform.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Julia Ward Howe Home (Oak Glen)", [Portsmouth, 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, 507-507.

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