Lewis Tower House

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Lewis Tower House
CumberlandRI LewisTowerHouse.jpg
Lewis Tower House is located in Rhode Island
Lewis Tower House
Lewis Tower House is located in the US
Lewis Tower House
Location Cumberland, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°57′14″N 71°26′33″W / 41.95389°N 71.44250°W / 41.95389; -71.44250Coordinates: 41°57′14″N 71°26′33″W / 41.95389°N 71.44250°W / 41.95389; -71.44250
Built 1825
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Federal
NRHP Reference # 82000010 [1]
Added to NRHP August 30, 1982

The Lewis Tower House is an historic house at 2199 Mendon Road in Cumberland, Rhode Island.

Built c. 1825, it is a Federal style house that is two-and-one-half-stories with a flank gable roof and an L-plan. The house is set into a small hill and has a one-and-one half-story, gabled ell at the rear. An original, two-story, hip-roof veranda extends across the front; its second story level continues along the side and ell. The veranda roof slope is integral with those of the main house and ell. There is a central entrance on each story in the five-bay facade beneath the veranda; the second-story entrance has sidelights and decorative trim. The house was probably standing when Lewis Tower purchased a 19-acre farmstead here from Philip Thomas in 1833.[2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[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 Lewis Tower House" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-08-04.