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Rudolphus B. Johnson–John Luther House

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1823. c. 1860s, side porch and later addition. 43 Miller St.

Rudolphus Johnson, merchant, whaler, and owner of a wharf at the end of Johnson Street, was the most prominent early nineteenth-century owner of this five-bay Federal house with quoining. Its notable feature is its severe side-lighted door topped by a broad entablature with an inset fan, providing a nice antithesis between boldness and elegance.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Rudolphus B. Johnson–John Luther 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, 461-462.

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