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Hearthside is located in Rhode Island
Hearthside is located in the US
Location Lincoln, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°54′23″N 71°25′50″W / 41.90639°N 71.43056°W / 41.90639; -71.43056Coordinates: 41°54′23″N 71°25′50″W / 41.90639°N 71.43056°W / 41.90639; -71.43056
Built 1810
Part of Great Road Historic District (#74000051)
NRHP Reference # 73000069[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 24, 1973
Designated CP July 22, 1974

Hearthside is a historic house in Lincoln, Rhode Island at 677 Great Road (Rt. 123), at the intersection of Breakneck Hill Road.

Stephen Hopkins Smith built this Federal style house in 1810 of fieldstone and it contains 10 fireplaces or hearths. Smith allegedly built the house with winnings from the Louisiana state lottery to unsuccessfully woo a woman from Providence.[2] Hearthside served as a private residence until 1996 until the town of Lincoln purchased the property and the "Friends of Hearthside", a nonprofit organization, became overseers of the property.

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[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 Hearthside" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-16. 

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