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Gorton–Greene House

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c. 1685, c. 1758, and later. 777 Love Ln.

Prominently located at the intersection of Division Street and Love Lane, the Gorton-Greene House has at its core a prominent stone chimney, testimony, even more visible on its interior (not open to the public), of its origins as a stone-ender, built just following King Philip's War (1676–1677). The massive chimney is, appropriately, the most readily visible element of this much-expanded house set in a wellmanicured precinct. In the course of occupancy by eight generations of related families, the original small, single-cell house evolved into an amiably rambling structure surrounded by handsomely landscaped gardens. At the rear and mostly hidden by vegetation is a cider house, recently restored with great care, that probably dates from the late seventeenth or early eighteenth century.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


What's Nearby


William H. Jordy et al., "Gorton–Greene House", [East Greenwich, 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, 321-321.

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