A handsome example of the usual two-and-one-half-story, five-bay, side-gabled house with end chimneys, the Wells House (now a fraternity house related to the adjacent University of Rhode Island) is exceptional for brick end walls tied into its chimneys. The entrance type is prevalent in the village. Swelling S-shaped brackets over plain paneled pilasters raise an entablature over a transom light. The resulting vertical proportions are stately; the effect is severe. Such restraint is, in fact, a keynote of the Federal style in Kingston.
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Thomas R. Wells House
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