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Briggs–Manchester–Beattie House

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Mid-18th century and later. 20th century, enlargement. 68 Indian Point Rd.

At right angles to an extensive, shingled twentieth-century wing, itself a very substantial house, is the original eighteenth-century house with the gable-on-hip roof associated with Newport. Nathaniel Briggs, a slave trader, built the original house. Two duplications of its pedimented and transomed door provide the principal features of the modern addition. Northwest of the house is a fine stone barn, more impressive before 1970s conversion to residential use.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Briggs–Manchester–Beattie House", [Tiverton, 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, 484-484.

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