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Elder Ballou Meetinghouse, Ballou Meetinghouse Road & West Wrentham Road, Cumberland Hill, Providence County, RI

Elder Ballou Meetinghouse, Ballou Meetinghouse Road & West Wrentham Road, Cumberland Hill, Providence County, RI

 
 
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Summary

Significance: In 1940 when the building was assessed by the HABS district officer, Philip Creer, the (Six Principle Baptist Congregation) meeting house was described as having a frame structure with a pitched roof, old shingles (some saved) that were hand split, and a framework of hewn, sturdy oak logs.

The 1971 HABS catalogue noted that the building had a three-bay facade and a center entrance that faced the pulpit and elders bench. The building burned around 1962.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-14
Survey number: HABS RI-14
Building/structure dates: ca. 1740 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1962 Subsequent Work

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
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Location

Cumberland Hill41.98306, -71.46008
Google Map of 41.9830621, -71.46008259999999
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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