Dunmere (Narragansett, Rhode Island)
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|Location||Narragansett, Rhode Island|
|Architect||Merrick, John M.; et al.|
|Architectural style||Stick/Eastlake, Queen Anne|
|NRHP Reference #||
|Added to NRHP||September 23, 2005|
Dunmere is a historic house at 560 Ocean Road in Narragansett, Rhode Island.
The building was constructed in 1883 by John M. Merrick in a Stick/Eastlake, Queen Anne style and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. Dunmere was commissioned by Robert G. Dun (of Dun and Bradstreet Fame) and served as his summer home until his death.
The original Dunmere estate consisted of 13 acres with 500 feet of ocean frontage. Major buildings included the main home, located close to the ocean, The Gardener's Cottage, located atop the hill, over-looking the property, the stable and the impressive stone archyway, traversing Dunmere's entrace gates. In addition to a mosaic swimming pool and vast gardens, Dunmere featured a pond on the waterfront, man-made from an unsightly swamp at the same location. Following a massive and all-engulfing fire of the main house, the property has since been split into three residential properties. Only the Gardener's Cottage and Entrance remain standing today.
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