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Eleazer Arnold House

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Eleazer Arnold House

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Description

Image of the Eleazer Arnold House, built c. 1687, located in Lincoln, RI.

In 1693, Eleazer Arnold, a major landowner, built his house along Great Road, one of the earliest roads in the colonies. Two stories high, with a pilastered chimney, the home so dominated the modest dwellings of nearby farmers that it earned the title “Eleazer’s Splendid Mansion.” With its massive chimney end wall, the house is a rare survivor of a once-common Rhode Island building type known as a stone-ender. The structure has sustained many alterations over the centuries. Visitors find evidence of seventeenth-century construction methods, eighteenth-century additions, nineteenth century graffiti, and the twentieth-century approach to preservation that restored the house to its present appearance.
From: Town of Lincoln Historic Information

See also:
Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission:  Statewide Preservation Reports, 1975 - 1982

Source

Preston Collection. Accession C#858

Publisher

Rhode Island State Archives

Date

c. 1890

Rights

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

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Original Format

photo

Citation

"Eleazer Arnold House," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #19, http://sos.ri.gov/virtualarchives/items/show/19 (accessed November 27, 2014).