John Bliss House
The John Bliss House is an historic stone ender house on 2 Wilbur Avenue near Bliss Road in Newport, Rhode Island. The late seventeenth century Jacobean house is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Rhode Island.
The large farmhouse was built around 1679/1680 by Quaker Elder, John Bliss, and it was deeded to his son in 1715. The house features a large stone chimney at one end. It remains privately owned as of 2008.
- Newport Through Its Architecture: A History of Styles from Postmedieval to Postmodern, James L. Yarnall (Salve Regina University Press in association with University Press of New England, Hanover and London, 2005), pg. 5
- Real Estate Listing, accessed June 21, 2008