Benjamin Barker House

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Benjamin Barker House
TivertonRI BenjaminBarkerHouse.jpg
c. 1905 postcard view of house
Benjamin Barker House is located in Rhode Island
Benjamin Barker House
Benjamin Barker House is located in the United States
Benjamin Barker House
LocationTiverton, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°38′30″N 71°12′19″W / 41.64167°N 71.20528°W / 41.64167; -71.20528Coordinates: 41°38′30″N 71°12′19″W / 41.64167°N 71.20528°W / 41.64167; -71.20528
ArchitectWarren, Russell
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference #80000081 [1]
Added to NRHPOctober 31, 1980

The Benjamin Barker House was a historic house on Main Road in Tiverton, Rhode Island. Built c. 1850, it was a two-story wood frame structure with an impressive Greek Temple front, with full-height fluted Ionic columns supporting a full triangular pediment. The pediment (as did the gable at the opposite end of the house) had an astylistic triple window in it. The roof was topped by an octagonal cupola with belvedere, with two narrow chimneys piercing the ridge line. It is possible the house was designed by Russell Warren, who is documented to have designed a number of other high-style Greek Revival houses in the region. The purchaser is believed to be Benjamin Barker, a lumber merchant operating in nearby Fall River, Massachusetts.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980,[1] after it was extensively damaged by fire.[2] It was demolished in 1981.[3] The property it stood on, at the northwest corner of the junction of Main Road and Rhode Island Route 24, was associated with The Coachman, a restaurant, and is now the site of an assisted living facility.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ a b National Register nomination for Benjamin Barker House; available by requested from the National Park Service
  3. ^ "Survey of Tiverton, RI" (PDF). State of Rhode Island. Retrieved 2013-12-19.