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Lewis T. Hoar House

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c. 1810. c. 1880, altered, Lewis Hoar, housewright. 4 Lyndon St. (corner of Washington St.)

A leading Victorian housewright in the village modernized this early foursquare Federal house with hipped roof and monitor by adding bays and an ingeniously designed front porch (fortunately unspoiled by the aluminum residing of the body of the house). The front bay window at one side of the house locks into the projecting polygonal centerpiece of the porch, the shapes echoing one another, binding porch and bay to the house, and repeating the bay windows on the side toward Washington Street.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "Lewis T. Hoar House", [Warren, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-WN12.

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Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 459-459.

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