Tower, Lewis, House - Cumberland RI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 41° 57.247 W 071° 26.511
19T E 297619 N 4647566
Quick Description: Built c. 1825, it is a Federal style house that is two-and-one-half-stories with a flank gable roof and an L-plan.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 5/22/2020 5:39:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM12G84
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
The Lewis Tower House is an historic house at 2199 Mendon Road in Cumberland, Rhode Island.

Built c. 1825, it is a Federal style house that is two-and-one-half-stories with a flank gable roof and an L-plan. The house is set into a small hill and has a one-and-one half-story, gabled ell at the rear. An original, two-story, hip-roof veranda extends across the front; its second story level continues along the side and ell. The veranda roof slope is integral with those of the main house and ell. There is a central entrance on each story in the five-bay facade beneath the veranda; the second-story entrance has sidelights and decorative trim. The house was probably standing when Lewis Tower purchased a 19-acre farmstead here from Philip Thomas in 1833.

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Street address:
2199 Mendon Rd.
Cumberland, RI


County / Borough / Parish: Providence

Year listed: 1982

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1825-1849

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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