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Dexter Arnold House

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1813; contemporary and later 19th-century farm buildings. 1335 Chopmist Rd.

This two-and-one-half-story, five-bay house with central chimney has a plain clapboard elevation with windows a little small for its expanse. It is given pretension, however, by a door made tall by a transom topped with a bold hood carried on brackets, and by pilasters (unexpected in a farmhouse) at the corners. A fine nineteenth-century carriage house with cupola, a combined woodshed and carpenter shop, and a corn crib and privy also remain, making this among the finest surviving farm complexes in Scituate—and absolutely the finest in conjunction with a house of this quality. It remained in the Arnold family until 1975.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Dexter Arnold House", [Scituate, 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, 269-269.

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