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G. G. Hazard House

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c. 1800. 15 Liberty St.

Opposite the school is an unusual late Federal house in brick with a projecting belt course between the first and second stories and a hipped roof surmounted by a small, centered platform (missing its parapet). Instead of the five-bay elevation characteristic of the standard Federal elevation, here are three at somewhat larger scale, an early Victorian anticipation of the enlargement and consolidation of openings for this kind of front typical of the mid-nineteenth century urban “palace” format. Early Victorian, too, are the blunt reduction of Federal elaboration of decorative detail and the scrolls under the windowsills, which are at best unusual for Federal houses. The interior (not open to the public) contains excellent carved woodwork, probably the work of a ship's carpenter.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "G. G. Hazard 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, 462-463.

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