Smithfield Road Historic District

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Smithfield Road Historic District
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Smithfield Road Historic District is located in Rhode Island
Smithfield Road Historic District
Smithfield Road Historic District is located in the US
Smithfield Road Historic District
Location North Smithfield, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°58′2″N 71°29′34″W / 41.96722°N 71.49278°W / 41.96722; -71.49278Coordinates: 41°58′2″N 71°29′34″W / 41.96722°N 71.49278°W / 41.96722; -71.49278
Area 170 acres (69 ha)
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Federal
NRHP Reference # 87000036 [1]
Added to NRHP February 18, 1987

The Smithfield Road Historic District is a rural historic district in North Smithfield, Rhode Island along Old Smithfield Road (Rhode Island Route 146A). It extends along Old Smithfield Road north from its junction with Sayles Hill Road, and is roughly bisected by Spring Brook. It includes eight historic houses or farmsteads, two 19th-century cemeteries, and a dam (whose construction date is unknown) on Spring Brook just east of the road. The district encompasses a cross-section of the development of agricultural properties in North Smithfield over the 19th century, with properties dating from 1811 (1034 Old Smithfield Road) to 1932 (1172 Old Smithfield Road). The district covers 170 acres (69 ha), which includes lands currently and formerly in agricultural use.[2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[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 Smithfield Road Historic District" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-11-13. 
  • Walter Nebiker, The History of North Smithfield (Somersworth, NH: New England History Press, 1976).