Luke Jillson House - Cumberland, RI
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 41° 57.688 W 071° 26.668
19T E 297426 N 4648388
Quick Description: Although a common date given for the Luke Jillson House construction is 1752, it was more likely built c. 1776 or in 1792, based on stylistic evidence.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 5/22/2020 5:31:38 AM
Waymark Code: WM12G83
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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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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Earliest Recorded Date of Construction: 1/1/1752

Additional Dates of Construction:
1/1/1776 1/1/1792

Architectural Period/Style: Georgian

Type of Building e.g. Country House, Stately Home, Manor:
Stately Home

Interesting Historical Facts or Connections:
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982

Listed Building Status (if applicable): Excellent

Main Material of Construction: Wood

Private/Public Access: Private

Related Website: [Web Link]


Architect (if known): Not listed

Landscape Designer (if known): Not listed

Admission Fee (if applicable): Not Listed

Opening Hours (if applicable): Not listed

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