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

The Spring House Hotel (1852)
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The original part of the Spring House, the plain colonial-type rear wing was built by Alfred T. Card beginning in 1852. The much more imposing front wing was begun in … Read More

Daniel Mott House 1760
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The Daniel Mott House 1760 has been home to my family since the Massachusetts Bay Colony annihilated the Indians. Their seafaring ancestors inhabited the island 2,500 years prior to the … Read More

Nicholas Ball (1886)
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  Nicholas Ball was born on December 31, 1829 on Block Island. He was married twice; first to Eliza Millikin (born 1851), she died in 1870, he later married Almedie … Read More

Alvin C. Ernst House (1910)
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The Alvin C. Ernst House, is also known as Star Cottage was built in 1910.  Alvin C. Ernst was a blacksmith who worked with the Negus Brothers, Morris A. and … Read More

Morton Cottage (1884)
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Morton Cottage was built in by Hosea Q. Morton in 1884, it is known now as Star Department Store on Water Street. Hosea Q. Morton began his photography business in … Read More

Woonsocket House (1871)
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The Woonsocket House is built around the home of Gideon Rose circa 1820. A small cape’s floor joists still exist under building & corner boards. His son A.J. Rose build the … Read More

John Rose Store (1896)
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A two 1/2 story, end-gable-roof building with a symmetrical façade and storefront set within the projecting, full-width front porch. Rose, a carpenter and contractor, operated a shop and chandlery here. This … Read More

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