Babcock House (Charlestown, Rhode Island)

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Babcock House
Babcock House (Charlestown, Rhode Island) is located in Rhode Island
Babcock House (Charlestown, Rhode Island)
Babcock House (Charlestown, Rhode Island) is located in the US
Babcock House (Charlestown, Rhode Island)
Location Charlestown, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°20′14″N 71°42′43″W / 41.33722°N 71.71194°W / 41.33722; -71.71194Coordinates: 41°20′14″N 71°42′43″W / 41.33722°N 71.71194°W / 41.33722; -71.71194
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
NRHP Reference # 76000008 [1]
Added to NRHP January 1, 1976

The Babcock House, also known as Whistling Chimneys, is an historic house on Main Street in the Quonochontaug section of Charlestown, Rhode Island. The oldest portion of this 1-1/2 story wood frame house is estimated to have been built sometime in the first two decades of the 18th century. It is similar to the Sheffield House, whose construction dates to 1685-1713. This house is believed to have been built by a member of the Stanton family, who also built the Sheffield House. The house has an asymmetrical facade, the result of numerous alterattions, but the original main block of the house has a massive central chimney, with two rooms on the right and one large chamber on the left. Additions in the 20th century have added rooms to the rear of the house, retaining the fabric of the main portion, and raising the roof to a full two stories.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Babcock House" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-07-27.