Hoar House // 1794

The Hoar House in Warren, RI was built around 1794 by and for John Hoar, a carpenter and block maker (which from my limited understanding and research of maritime terminology, is a pulley for the ropes attached to sails). Hoar likely built this home for his family on Water Street, which was probably close to his carpentry shop on the harbor. The two-story Georgian style home sits upon a raised rubblestone foundation to protect against rising seas during storms. The large central chimney, Georgian style entry with transomed pediment and fluted pilasters, and splayed lintels over the first floor windows add a lot to the home.

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