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c. 1910. 37 Fairview Ave.

Of all the other fine houses on Fairview Avenue worth examining, The most exceptional is number 37. The way in which the volumes of this high-roofed shingle house with bungalow intimations interlock with a crenellated tower in masonry incorporating an arched porch is unique. What could be an absurd collision of form with implications of intimacy on the one hand, and of pomposity on the other, is here reconciled by the forceful abstraction of the treatment.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "House", [West Warwick, 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, 327-327.

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