Moses Taft House (Burrillville, Rhode Island)

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Moses Taft House
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Moses Taft House
Moses Taft House (Burrillville, Rhode Island) is located in Rhode Island
Moses Taft House (Burrillville, Rhode Island)
Moses Taft House (Burrillville, Rhode Island) is located in the US
Moses Taft House (Burrillville, Rhode Island)
Location 111 E. Wallum Lake Rd., Burrillville, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°57′58″N 71°43′4″W / 41.96611°N 71.71778°W / 41.96611; -71.71778Coordinates: 41°57′58″N 71°43′4″W / 41.96611°N 71.71778°W / 41.96611; -71.71778
Area less than one acre
Built 1786
Architectural style Federal
NRHP reference # 08000718[1]
Added to NRHP March 20, 2009

The Moses Taft House is a historic house at 111 East Wallum Lake Road in Burrillville, Rhode Island. The ​1 12-story side-gable Cape style house was built in 1786, and is a well-preserved example of early Federal architecture. It exhibits the typical five-bay facade, with the entry in the center bay, and a large central chimney. The house underwent a major restoration in the 2000s. Moses Taft, an early owner of the house, was a farmer and operated a nearby grist mill[2] on the Clear River, with Seth Ross, who resided on Eagle Peak Road.[2]

Moses Taft, a 19th-century resident of Uxbridge, Massachusetts, spent time with Samuel W. Scott in Burrillville, but this house is not his namesake, it was built 26 years prior to his birth.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "NRHP nomination for Moses Taft House" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-07-16.