Thomas Clemence House, 38 George Waterman Road, North Providence, Providence County, RI
Photograph #19 was not digitized along with the rest of the first photo set (#1-19) because it is a duplicate of one of the measured drawings. See sheet 11 instead.
Significance: This house, now restored and open as a museum, is probably the most authentic surviving example of a seventeenth-century, stone-ender Rhode Island House.
The house was restored in 1941. The placement of the battened door and small windows glazed with leaded glass is conjectural. The most distinctive feature of the building, its stone end chimney and partial stone end wall could predate King Philip's War but it is also possible that the entire building dates to as late as 1691. (For more information, see Buildings of Rhode Island, p. 171)
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-7
Survey number: HABS RI-6
Building/structure dates: 1679 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1941 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1691 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 73000068