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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.

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Author: 
William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Gorton–Greene House", [East Greenwich, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-WA8.

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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