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International House (Byron Thomas Potter House)

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Byron Thomas Potter House
1894–1899, Edward I. Nickerson. 8 Stimson Ave.

Despite its high hipped roof, the Potter House, built for a real estate and insurance broker, has a strong horizontal quality, emphasized by the thin ochre Roman brick that McKim, Mead and White popularized beginning in the 1880s. Detail is effectively limited to sheet-copper trim for bay windows, balustrades, and dormers, which, in its weathered verdigris, contrasts handsomely with the brick. The interior shows Nickerson's interest in interlocking spaces in a rich variety of woods.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "International House (Byron Thomas Potter House)", [Providence, 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, 111-111.

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