Earlscourt Historic District

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Earlscourt Historic District
Remnant of Earles Court Water Tower, Narragansett RI.jpg
Remnant of Earles Court Water Tower
Location Narragansett, Rhode Island
Architect McKim,Mead & White; Preston,William Gibbons
Architectural style Shingle Style, Other
Governing body Private
MPS Narragansett Pier MRA
NRHP Reference # 82000017[1]
Added to NRHP August 18, 1982

Earlscourt Historic District is a residential historic district in Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States. It is centered on a stretch of Earles Court, between Gibson Avenue and Noble Street, and includes a few properties on the adjacent Gibson Avenue and Woodward and Westminster Streets. It includes nine residential properties developed in the 1880s and 1890s, during the height of Narragansett Pier's popularity as a summer resort community. All are in the then-popular Shingle Style, and most were designed by well-known architects. The Sherry Cottages, a series of four buildings on Gibson Avenue, were all designed by McKim, Mead & White, who also designed the The Towers. The other development is that on Earles Court, designed by D. J. Jardine and Constable Brothers for Edward Earle, a New York lawyer. The central focus of this development is a stone tower which bisects the roadway.[2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "Historic Resources of Narragansett Pier". Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-21.