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J. J. Bickner House

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c. 1842. 1860s(?), porch. 28 Lyndon St. (corner of Broad St.)
  • J. J. Bickner House (John M. Miller)

Remarkable in this simple late Greek Revival house set gable end to the street is the slightly later porch, which is unique in the state. Paneled pilasters at the front of the porch are stencil-cut with well-spaced astrological signs; those at either end abutting the house have a sprightly vine pattern. Is it the work of a builder-owner who meant to flaunt his Masonic allegiance?

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "J. J. Bickner House", [Warren, 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, 458-458.

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