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South Kingstown Town Hall

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1877 and later, Rowland Hazard II. 180 High St.
  • (Dexter Ennis Keegan)

This forceful towered and mansarded masonry building with vigorous arched moldings topping its upper-story windows is factory design transformed to civic use. If it can be said to have a style, it would be a vernacular version of the Lombard, which in some ways anticipated the Romanesque Revival. Its designer was, in fact, a mill owner in nearby Peace Dale who loved building and contributed this hall to the town. (More on Rowland Hazard II shortly when we reach his village.) Fortunately, the iron roof cresting remains; for the rest, “and later” refers mostly to the destruction of the second-floor porch over the boldly bracketed entrance and of the interior.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "South Kingstown Town Hall", [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, 381-381.

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