Wilbor House

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Wilbor House
Wilbor House from southwest, Little Compton.jpg
Wilbor House is located in Rhode Island
Wilbor House
Wilbor House is located in the United States
Wilbor House
Location548 W. Main Rd., Little Compton, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°29′43″N 71°11′11″W / 41.49528°N 71.18639°W / 41.49528; -71.18639Coordinates: 41°29′43″N 71°11′11″W / 41.49528°N 71.18639°W / 41.49528; -71.18639
Area1.4 acres (0.57 ha)
Architectural styleGeorgian, Postmedieval English
NRHP reference No.07000125[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 06, 2007

The Wilbor House is a historic house museum at 548 West Main Road in Little Compton, Rhode Island, and currently serves as the headquarters of the Little Compton Historical Society.[2] The property includes eight buildings of historical significance, six of which were part of the Wilbor farmstead, a complex that was used for farming between 1690, when the east end of the house was built, and 1955, when the property was acquired by the historical society. The house is a 2½-story wood-frame structure, whose oldest portion was probably a stone ender built by Samuel Wilbor, and whose western half was added c.1740, giving it a Georgian appearance. Two ells were added c.1860, and additiona expansions were made in 1967. The five farm outbuildings include an 18th century outhouse, a c.1800 barn, and corn crib and carriage house, both of which were built c.1850. Two additional non-contrubuting structures are on the property, the frame of a c.1750 barn covered in modern materials, and a modern replica of an 18th century schoolhouse.[3]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "About LCHS". Little Compton Historical Society.
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for Wilbor House" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-18.

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