Bennett’s Cottage (1888)
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Like many of the island’s other Victorian cottages of its era, the Sheffield House was designed and constructed by local architect J. Frank Hayes. It was commissioned by the island’s … Read More

Captain Warren A. Ball House (ca.1880)
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The Captain Warren A. Ball House was originally built as a classic island farmhouse. This house took on boarders during the summer months. This house was considered to have superior … Read More

Hamilton M. Ball Farm (1892)
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Hamilton M. Ball House (1892) is a 1 3/4-story house with a 5-bay façade, center entrance, and full-width front porch. A handsome barn with exposed stone basement stands adjacent to … Read More

William Pitt Ball House (1884)
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William Pitt Ball House (1884), built by Frank Hayes. A 2 1/2 story dwelling with a full width front porch (which originally nearly encircled the house), double bay window on the west, … Read More

Peter Marcus (1922)
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  Peter Marcus, a Providence jeweler and watchmaker, and his wife Anna, who married on June 2, 1882, honeymooned on the island.” What those newlyweds would have found as they … Read More

John Mott House (1837)
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John Mott House (1837); A 5-bay façade, center entrance dwelling with a one story rear ell. Mott (1802-1856) was a farmer and his family continues to live here into the 20th … Read More

James E. Dewey Jr. House (1906)
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James E. Dewey, Jr. House; A 2 1/2 story house with an asymmetrical 5-bay façade, full width front porch with scrollwork brackets, and semi-octagonal bay window at one end. (Historical … Read More

Primitive Methodist Church (1907)
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Primitive Methodist Church was built in 1907 by John F. Hayes, contractor. A severely simple, end-gable-roof building with a hooded center entrance flanked by pedimented multiple-pane windows; the same windows … Read More

Horatio N. Millikin (1888)
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In 1888, Block Island farmer/fisherman Horatio Nelson Millikin (1840-1911) and his wife Sarah Jane (Smith) (1845-1925), built a boarding house on the top of Pilot Hill.  It was advertised as … Read More

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