Saunderstown Historic District
The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace is located in Saunderstown.
|Location||North Kingstown, Rhode Island|
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival, Bungalow/Craftsman, Other|
|MPS||North Kingstown MRA|
|NRHP Reference #||
|Added to NRHP||July 19, 1985|
Saunderstown is known as the birthplace of the artist Gilbert Stuart, who is best known for painting the portrait of George Washington that is portrayed on the one-dollar bill. The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum, which consists of the house in which Stuart was born, a nature trail, and a functional gristmill, is now open to the public as a museum. Saunderstown is also the location of Casey Farm, an 18th-century plantation that is now a family farm. The farm grows organic vegetables, herbs, and flowers in a Community Agriculture Program. It is operated by Historic New England.
Saunderstown's postal code is 02874.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=13452 Saunderstown, Rhode Island Community Profile
- http://www.historicnewengland.org/visit/homes/casey.htm Historic New England, Casey Farm
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