Colonel William Rhodes House

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Colonel William Rhodes House



Image of the Colonel William Rhodes House (bulit 1800) located at 25 Post Road in Warwick, Rhode Island.

A typical two-story century chimney Federal house with a beautiful fanlight doorway. Christopher Rhodes received his title of Brigadier General of the Fourth Brigade of Rhode Island Militia in May 1809. He married Bestsy Allen of South Kingstown and they had three daughters and two sons.

Christopher was a prominent member of the family that established Pawtuxet Bank, and later served as a member of the General Assembly and as a prison inspector. In this house the three daughters were married.

Eliza married John R. Bartlett , an American author and artist born in Providence. In 1855 he became Secretary of the State of Rhode Island serving until 1872. He authored many valuable historical records, his best known being "History of the Destruction of the Gaspee."

Christopher's daughter Sarah married Henry B. Anthony of Coventry. In 1840 he became editor of the Providence Journal, living in the Rhodes house. He was elected Governor of Rhode Island in 1849 and 1850 and United States Senator from 1859 until his death in 1884.

The third daughter married Joshua Mauran of Providence. The Rhodes house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 31, 1971.
Source: The Walking Tour of Historic Pawtuxet Village, Written and Researched by Hazel Kennedy & Scott Avedisian

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


Preston, Howard W.




Rhode Island State Archives


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Preston, Howard W., "Colonel William Rhodes House," in Virtual Exhibits, Item #240, (accessed October 20, 2018).