Gen. James Mitchell Varnum House

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Gen. James Mitchell Varnum House
Varnum House 1887.jpg
Gen. James Mitchell Varnum House is located in Rhode Island
Gen. James Mitchell Varnum House
Location East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°39′49″N 71°27′6″W / 41.66361°N 71.45167°W / 41.66361; -71.45167Coordinates: 41°39′49″N 71°27′6″W / 41.66361°N 71.45167°W / 41.66361; -71.45167
Built 1773
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
Part of East Greenwich Historic District (#74000036)
NRHP Reference # 71000016[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 12, 1971
Designated CP June 13, 1974

The General James Mitchell Varnum House is an historic house at 57 Peirce Street in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. The 2-1/2 story wood frame house was built in 1773 for James Mitchell Varnum, who later served as a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. It is five bays wide, with two interior brick chimneys. Its main entry is sheltered by a portico supported by fluted Ionic columns and pilasters. A 19th-century addition extends from the rear of the main block. Notable later residents of the house include George A. Brayton, who served as Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. The house was purchased in 1939 by the Varnum Continentals, and has since served as a museum.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for General James Mitchell Varnum House". Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-09-04. 

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