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Elizabeth Perkins House

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1954, Rockwell du Moulin. 2464 Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Memorial Hwy. (U.S. 1) (not visible)

When the Museum of Modern Art published a slender guide to New England modern architecture just before World War II, Rockwell du Moulin was among the architects included, represented by his bathhouses at Matunuck, now destroyed. He lived in a nineteenth-century shingle-and-cobblestone house in the Matunuck Hills. From there and Providence he practiced while also teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design. This is a nice example of the vertical-boarded, cypress-sided house with white trim in the manner popularized by Marcel Breuer, typical of New England modernism during the decade after World War II.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


What's Nearby


William H. Jordy et al., "Elizabeth Perkins House", [South Kingstown, 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, 396-396.

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