John Bliss House

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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.[1]

The large farmhouse was built around 1679/1680 by Quaker Elder, John Bliss, and it was deeded to his son in 1715.[1] The house features a large stone chimney at one end. It remains privately owned as of 2008.[2]


  1. ^ a b 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
  2. ^ Real Estate Listing, accessed June 21, 2008