Lime Rock, Rhode Island

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Lime Rock Historic District
Location Lincoln, Rhode Island
Architectural style American Colonial, Federal, Victorian
NRHP Reference # 74000052
Added to NRHP May 23, 1974

Lime Rock (Limerock) is a village and historic district near Lincoln, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States, off of 146 RI. The village was named after the Limestone Quarry in the area, which started in the 17th century and was the only major quarry in the area up to the present where Conklin Limestone Company now operates. Because of the abundance of limestone in the area many houses had massive end chimneys and were called "stone enders," a distinctly Rhode Island style of architecture. The historic district was created in 1874 in an irregular pattern along Smith, Wilbur, and Great Roads, and Old Louisquissett Pike with 2,480 acres (10.0 km2), 21 buildings, and 3 structures. These buildings in the area include the historical homes. Lime Rock was once a farming community in town of Lincoln, RI.

Limestone Factory

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