Casey, Silas, Farm

2325 Boston Neck Rd., North Kingstown, Rhode Island

Photos 

Edward P. Casey House

1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Frank Farley, Photographer VIEW OF FRONT (SOUTH).

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Street View 

Description 

The house was built as a summer place for Daniel Coggeshall of Newport, and continued in use as a summer farm for the Casey family in the nineteenth century. The dwelling, with its gable-on-hip roof, bears some similarity to eighteenth-century housing in Newport. Many of the outbuildings date to the nineteenth century, and the farm is a reminder today of the plantation life that characterized much of the area around coastal South Kingstown. Thomas Lincoln Casey (the engineer associated with architectural projects in Washington, DC, and New York) inherited the property and his son Edward gave it to SPNEA in 1955. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS RI-41)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 14, 1973
Reference number
73000006
Areas of significance
Architecture; Agriculture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Agricultural outbuildings
Current functions
Museum; Single dwelling; Agricultural outbuildings
Periods of significance
1700-1749; 1750-1799
Significant years
1725; 1750
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 7

Update Log 

  • January 12, 2018: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett

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