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Brick Market (1772) Newport, Rhode Island; Designed by Peter Harrison, but not completed before he left Newport for New Haven, Connecticut. Open colonnade at ground level, two-story Ionic pilasters, angular and segmental window pediments.
Brooklyn, Connecticut Meeting House (1771); View of east end, tower, cupola. For a time Israel Putnam ("Old Put") was bell ringer here.
Brooklyn, Connecticut Meeting House (1771); South elevation
Brooklyn, Connecticut Meeting House (1771); Restored interior
Old Trinity (Malbone church) (1771), Brooklyn, Connecticut. When Godfrey Malbone learned that he would be assessed for a new Congregational meeting house (shown above) he petitioned the Connecticut General Assembly for relief on the grounds that he was Anglican. Relief was granted conditionally upon the completion of his new Anglican church before the assessment date for the meeting house. Here is the result. Malbone had worshipped with Peter Harrison at Trinity Church, Newport, Rhode Island, before he moved to Connecticut, and some say that Harrison assisted with the design of the Malbone church.
Buttolph Williams House (c 1715), Wethersfield, Connectcut; South facade - west end. A house of 17th century style built in early 18th century. First period style.
Buttolph Williams House (c 1715), Wethersfield, Connecticut; Detail of corner bracket
Casey Farm (c 1750), Saunderstown, Rhode Island; Main house
Christopher Leffingwell House (late 17th century to mid-18th century), Norwich, Connecticut. At one time the house served as an inn. Home of American Revolutionary War patriot, Christopher Leffingwell
Colony House (1739), Newport, Rhode Island; View from northwest - lens distortion
Colony House (1739), Newport, Rhode Island; West Facade; Served as Rhode Island state house during 18th and 19th centuries. Designed by Richard Munday who was also the designer of Trinity Church, Newport.
First Baptist Church (1774), Providence, Rhode Island; West facade and South side. Elaborate tower and spire based on Gibbs design.
First Baptist Church (1774), Providence, Rhode Island; South side and East end.
First Baptist Church (1774), Providence, Rhode Island; Interior of auditorium with Doric fluted columns and box pews. East end doors with broken scroll pediments, louvered Palladian window. Vaulted ceiling.
First Church of Christ (1761) Wethersfield, Connecticut; Tower and South side. The tower resembles that of Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts
First Church of Christ (1761), Wethersfield, Connecticut; Interior pulpit
First Church of Christ (1761), Wethersfield, Connecticut; South side and tower
First Church of Christ (1771), Farmington, Connecticut. Elegant white clapboarded colonial meeting house with upper stages of tower resembling Old South Meeting House in Boston.
First Church of Christ (1771), Farmington, Connecticut; View in early spring.
First Church of Christ (1771), Farmington, Connecticut; Detail of tower. This view should aid in comparing the tower with that of Old South Meeting House, Boston, in the 18th Century Massachusetts Gallery.