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Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Farm

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1815 and later. 1920s, 1945, restoration and renovation. 184 Post Rd. (not visible)
  • Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Farm (Richard W. Longstreth)
  • Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Farm (Richard W. Longstreth)
  • Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Farm (Richard W. Longstreth)

Although much altered and expanded by the addition of a porch solarium and a service and garage wing, this one-and-one-half-story farmhouse with stone center chimney presents a memorable image from a front oblique view because of the height and breadth of the fold of the roof. And in the Ocean State any relic connected with Admiral Perry is cherished, although his alleged birth in this house in now doubted. A Japanese delegation planted an arc of cherry trees around the house in 1936 to commemorate the eightieth anniversary of Perry's opening of Japan to the West.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


What's Nearby


William H. Jordy et al., "Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry Farm", [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, 397-397.

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