Simon Lillibridge Farm

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Simon Lillibridge Farm
Simon Lillibridge Farm is located in Rhode Island
Simon Lillibridge Farm
Location Exeter, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°34′16″N 71°42′47″W / 41.57111°N 71.71306°W / 41.57111; -71.71306Coordinates: 41°34′16″N 71°42′47″W / 41.57111°N 71.71306°W / 41.57111; -71.71306
Area 38 acres (15 ha)
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

78000020

[1]
Added to NRHP November 28, 1978

The Simon Lillibridge Farm is an historic farm property at 75 Summit Road in Exeter, Rhode Island. The 38-acre (15 ha) property is all that remains of an original 200-acre (81 ha) parcel purchased by Simon Lillibridge in the 1810s. The main house, a two-story wood frame structure, was either built by Lillibridge, or was already on the property when he bought it. Architectural analysis of the house suggests that at least portions of it were built in the 18th century, with hand-hewn (instead of later sawn) beams, and other stylistic elements suggesting construction during the Georgian period. The farm complex includes other 19th-century buildings, including a barn, shed, wagon shed, and outhouse, as well as a family cemetery. The property was in regular agricultural use until about 1935, and was used thereafter as a summer residence.[2]

The property was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[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 Simon Lillibridge Farm". Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-09-15.