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Elisha Watson House

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1812–1820. 845 Saugatucket Rd. (at Rose Hill Rd.)

This standard five-bay, central-door Federal house with a sculptural brick central chimney has a door flanked by fluted pilasters under an exceptionally large three-light transom. This raises its capping cornice and aggrandizes the effect of the door. Corner quoining and a modillion-and-dentil course at the cornice complete the ornamentation.

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Author: 
William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Elisha Watson House", [South Kingstown, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-SK19.

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 386-386.

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