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A. P. White Store

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Mid-1870s. 3883 Main Rd.
  • A. P. White Store (John M. Miller)

A. P. White's high-shouldered, mansard-roofed store is fronted by a tall porch. Such a prepossessing store of this vintage is a rarity in Rhode Island, both because the effects of the panic of 1873 discouraged building during these years, and because few such commercial buildings have survived in such pristine condition. It boasts a full panoply of typical Second Empire architectural elements: tall porch with square posts and brackets; bay windows; flared, dormered mansard with bracketed eaves and cupola. The country general store as a set designer might envision it, this one has been upscaled as a place for “provisions.”

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "A. P. White Store", [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, 486-486.

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