Joseph Stanton House

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Joseph Stanton House
Joseph Stanton House is located in Rhode Island
Joseph Stanton House
Location Charlestown, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°21′25″N 71°42′17″W / 41.35694°N 71.70472°W / 41.35694; -71.70472Coordinates: 41°21′25″N 71°42′17″W / 41.35694°N 71.70472°W / 41.35694; -71.70472
Built 1739
Architect Stanton, Joseph
Architectural style No style listed
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 80000026[1]
Added to NRHP January 11, 1980

The Joseph Stanton House, also known as the Wilcox Tavern, is an historic house at 5153 Old Post Road (U.S. Route 1) in Charlestown, Rhode Island. The main house, a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, was built sometime before 1739 by Joseph Stanton II, and it is where his son, Joseph Stanton, Jr., was born. The exterior has a relatively plain finish, except for its front door surround, a 19th-century Greek Revival alteration, with sidelight windows and pilasters supporting an entablature. A c. 1930s addition to the rear of the house provides additional space for modern restaurant facilities. The house belonged to Stanton, Jr., one of Rhode Island's first United States Senators, until 1811. He sold it to Edward Wilcox, who began operating a tavern on the premises. A obelisk memorializing Stanton stands nearby.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[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 Joseph Stanton House". Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-07-29. 

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