Lawton–Almy–Hall Farm

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Lawton–Almy–Hall Farm
Lawton-Almy-Hall Farm in Portsmouth Rhode Island.jpg
Lawton–Almy–Hall Farm in 2008
Lawton–Almy–Hall Farm is located in Rhode Island
Lawton–Almy–Hall Farm
Lawton–Almy–Hall Farm is located in the United States
Lawton–Almy–Hall Farm
LocationPortsmouth, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°33′35″N 71°16′31″W / 41.55972°N 71.27528°W / 41.55972; -71.27528Coordinates: 41°33′35″N 71°16′31″W / 41.55972°N 71.27528°W / 41.55972; -71.27528
Area40 acres (16 ha)
NRHP reference #78000068 [1]
Added to NRHPOctober 11, 1978

The Lawton–Almy–Hall Farm is an historic farm at 559 Union Street in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The farm comprises 40 acres (16 ha) of land, and a well-preserved farm complex with elements dating to the 18th century. The land was first granted in 1648 to George Lawton, and was owned by six generations of the family. It was acquired in 1832 by Pegel Almy, whose family owned it until 1938, when it was sold to the Halls. The farmhouse is one of the oldest in the area, with its northern section estimated to have been built about 1700, based on stylistic resemblance to the Quaker Meetinghouse (c. 1699) and a local schoolhouse (c. 1725).[2]

The farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[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 Lawton–Almy–Hall Farm" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-11-03.