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Fairview Avenue Houses

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At the end of the plant site on Fairview Avenue is a fine enclave of houses ranged along a steep hill. Most are worth examination, but three especially so. The scale of these hilltop houses reflects the importance of Phenix as the nineteenth-century commercial and shopping center for the cluster of mill villages in this corner of West Warwick, spilling over into Coventry and Scituate. On the avenue are examples from the mid-nineteenth century through the Colonial Revival, as well as the farmhouse of the original owners of the land, the Carr Levalley House (c. 1722), at 42 Fairview Avenue.

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William H. Jordy et al.

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