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.”
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