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Caleb Westcott–Joe Reynolds–Phillip Taylor Tavern

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c. 1820 and later. 2573–2575 Kingston Rd.

This long-time tavern and hotel was a stage stop on the run from West Kingston to Narragansett Pier until competition from the railroad shut it down in 1877. The establishment began as a five-bay, central-chimney Federal house (to the right), the rest added sometime later and the entrance porch probably much later. Diagonally behind the tavern-hotel is the barn for the stage (1825), converted to a house in 1947. Several pleasant but modified buildings are next in line.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Caleb Westcott–Joe Reynolds–Phillip Taylor Tavern", [South Kingstown, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-SK31.

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Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 389-390.

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