Sheldon House

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Sheldon House
CranstonRI SheldonHouse.jpg
Sheldon House is located in Rhode Island
Sheldon House
Sheldon House is located in the US
Sheldon House
Location Cranston, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°46′47″N 71°29′33″W / 41.77972°N 71.49250°W / 41.77972; -71.49250Coordinates: 41°46′47″N 71°29′33″W / 41.77972°N 71.49250°W / 41.77972; -71.49250
Built 1728
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Colonial
NRHP Reference # 88001123[1]
Added to NRHP January 05, 1989

The Sheldon House is a historic house at 458 Scituate Road in Cranston, Rhode Island. The oldest portion of the 1-1/2 story gambrel-roofed Cape style house was built c. 1728. It was probably enlarged in 1764, when it was inherited by Nicholas Sheldon III; the northern half of the house exhibits more sophisticated Georgian detailing than the southern half. The Sheldons were major landowners in Cranston, and built a number of surviving 18th-century houses in the area; this one is the oldest of those.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[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 Sheldon House" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-08-02.