Reynolds, Joseph, House

Also known as: Willowmere
956 Hope St., Bristol, Rhode Island


Joseph Reynolds House

1. Historic American Buildings Survey, James Farley, Photographer DETAIL OF FRONT ENTRANCE

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Street View 


The historical significance of the Joseph Reynolds House is due to the tradition that the Marquis de Lafayette stayed in the building during the Revolutionary War years. Architecturally, it is notable for the coved plaster cornice along the facade and for the bolection moldings and almost Elizabethian staircase inside. The dwelling had a central hall plan and was expanded in the eighteenth century with a two-story lean-to. This addition gives the building a salt-box shape today. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS RI-70)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 31, 1972
Reference number
Areas of significance
Military; Architecture
Levels of significance
National; Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Multiple dwelling
Periods of significance
1650-1699; 1700-1749; 1750-1799
Significant years
1698; 1778

Update Log 

  • January 2, 2018: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett