Clarke Cooke House

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Clark Cook House
Clark Cook House.jpg
Clark Cooke House in 2008
Clarke Cooke House is located in Rhode Island
Clarke Cooke House
Clarke Cooke House is located in the US
Clarke Cooke House
Location Newport, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°29′10″N 71°18′57″W / 41.48617°N 71.31587°W / 41.48617; -71.31587Coordinates: 41°29′10″N 71°18′57″W / 41.48617°N 71.31587°W / 41.48617; -71.31587
Built 1780
NRHP reference # 72001571[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP 1972
Removed from NRHP 1973

Clarke Cooke House (also known as Clark Cooke House or Clark Cook House) was a historic colonial house and restaurant on Bannister's Wharf at 285 Thames Street in Newport, Rhode Island.


In 1780, Clarke Cooke, a wealthy Newport sea captain built the house nearby on Thames Street, opposite what is now the Blues Cafe, before eventually moving from Thames Street as it commercialized. In the 1970s David W. Ray purchased the building and moved it over a sixth month period in 1973 to Bannister's Wharf. The second and third floors of the building are original (while the first had been used for various commercial purposes) and these top "floors were jacked up, moved and set on a new foundation, which is now the wharf level dining area."[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, but was removed in 1973 after being relocated.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Michael Janusonis, On Bannister’s Wharf, look for the welcoming mermaid logo Providence Journal, Thursday, June 28, 2007

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