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Henry Marchant House (Joseph Babcock House)
This is a very fine five-bay farmhouse with pedimented central door flanked by Doric pilasters and central chimney in stone, all backed by a shallow lean-to. Shortly after its building, Henry Marchant bought it and operated it as the center of a plantation, all the while maintaining ties with the Newport mercantile establishment and a career as a member of the state assembly from Newport. His son, like some other wealthy
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