Jillson, Luke, House - Cumberland, RI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 41° 57.688 W 071° 26.668
19T E 297426 N 4648387
Quick Description: The dwelling is noted primarily for its architecture, which attests to the reputed affluence and prominence of Luke Jillson, about whom little is known.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 5/22/2020 1:15:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM12G7G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
The Luke Jillson House, also known as the Fisk House, is a historic house at 2510 Mendon Road in Cumberland, Rhode Island. The wood frame house is an excellent local example of Georgian style. Although a common date given for its construction is 1752, it was more likely built c. 1776 or in 1792, based on stylistic evidence.

The house is two and one-half stories tall with a flank gable roof and two interior brick chimneys, reflecting a central hall plan. The entrance, centered in a five-bay facade, has fluted pilasters supporting a cushion frieze surmounted by a modillion-trimmed cornice and pediment. A four-story, square, Italianate tower, constructed in the 19th century and connecting to a long, one-story addition, is attached to the rear elevation.

The dwelling is noted primarily for its architecture, which attests to the reputed affluence and prominence of Luke Jillson, about whom little is known.

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Street address:
2510 Mendon Rd.
Cumberland, RI


County / Borough / Parish: Providence

Year listed: 1982

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1750-1799

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Domestic

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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