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Daniel Winsor House

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c. 1739–1749. 129 Austin Ave.

The Daniel Winsor House is one of three associated with the Winsor family. Again, an apparently later door takes visual precedence over an elevation which includes a discrepancy between window intervals either side of the door. The door typifies what seems to have been most common in Smithfield from the mid-eighteenth through the early nineteenth century. A semicircular transom (here blind) breaks through the base of a pedimented cap (here with dentils) which is lifted on blocks above fluted pilasters. Its narrowness and elaboration better accord with the twelve-over-twelve windows, which are more compactly organized than in the previous example. Again, upper windows are twelve over six. Contrast between the shingled walls and the openings, however, gives the elevation a somewhat spotty, unintegrated effect, which clapboarding would help, and perhaps originally did, on the front elevation at least.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Daniel Winsor House", [Smithfield, 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, 252-252.

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