Joseph Stanton House

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Joseph Stanton House
Joseph Stanton House is located in Rhode Island
Joseph Stanton House
Joseph Stanton House is located in the United States
Joseph Stanton House
LocationCharlestown, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°21′25″N 71°42′17″W / 41.35694°N 71.70472°W / 41.35694; -71.70472Coordinates: 41°21′25″N 71°42′17″W / 41.35694°N 71.70472°W / 41.35694; -71.70472
ArchitectJoseph Stanton
NRHP reference #80000026[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 11, 1980

The Joseph Stanton House (also known as the Wilcox Tavern) is a historic house at 5153 Old Post Road (U.S. Route 1) in Charlestown, Rhode Island. The main house is a 2-½ story wood frame structure built some time before 1739 by Joseph Stanton II, and it is where his son Joseph Stanton, Jr. was born. The exterior has a relatively plain finish except for its front door surround, a 19th-century Greek Revival alteration with sidelight windows and pilasters supporting an entablature. A 1930s addition to the rear of the house provides additional space for modern restaurant facilities. The house belonged to Stanton, Jr. until 1811, one of Rhode Island's first United States Senators. He sold it to Edward Wilcox who began operating a tavern on the premises. An obelisk stands nearby memorializing Stanton.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Joseph Stanton House" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-07-29.

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