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George H. Baker House

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c. 1890. 473 South Main St. (corner of North Ballou St.)

Most interesting among the houses in this area may be this Queen Anne house, with its patterned shingling of the second story over clapboarding below, its porch wrapped around a conical tower, and its projecting stair bay, which features a stained glass window at the half-story landing. It is more formal, more classical, and compositionally more subdued than its counterparts on Carrington Avenue ( WO9, WO10). George Baker, a manufacturer of ladies' and children's cotton “ribbed” underwear, by 1900 celebrated his mounting prosperity by moving his family to a bigger house on Prospect Street.

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William H. Jordy et al.
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William H. Jordy et al., "George H. Baker House", [Woonsocket, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-WO20.

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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, 230-230.

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