East Providence First Period Houses

The privately-owned Nathaniel Daggett House at 74 Roger Williams Avenue in Rumford, RI, dates to prior to 1700 and has been in three municipalities, two states, and two colonial jurisdictions without being moved. The house was originally a two-story, gable-roofed, timber-framed, end-chimney dwelling, probably with only one room on each floor. A small entry and stair hall with front door opening to the south was squeezed in front of the chimney. A single-story lean-to with its own chimney was later added across the rear north side of the house and the roofline was altered to its present saltbox profile. [Wikipedia]

Nathaniel Daggett owned a shipping business and had a wharf for the ships right beside his home. Originally the house had a center chimney.

   

Click here for the Wikipedia web page on the Nathaniel Daggett House.

Click here for the WikiVisually web page on the Nathaniel Daggett House.

Click here for the Nathaniel Daggett House Facebook page.

Click on the map below for the location of the Nathaniel Daggett House.

The Phillip Walker House (also known as the Philip Walker House (or Deacon Walker House) is an historic American Colonial house on 432 Massasoit Avenue in East Providence, Rhode Island. It is the second oldest house in East Providence[2]   and the oldest known sawn-timber frame house in Rhode Island. Paneling was salvaged and immediately reinstalled from an earlier house on the site documented to have been constructed in 1679. The right half of the existing house is the original built in 1724; the left hand side was added c. 1780.

Walker bought acreage extending from what is today North Broadway east to the Seekonk River and north to the Ten Mile River where he built a sawmill where trees could be cut into wood for the building of the community. His home burned during the Indian attack and later his wife, then the Widow Walker, rebuilt on the old foundation.

   

                   (Above) Walker house in 2012.                                                (Above) Walker house c. 1900

   

(Above) Walker House in 2018

Owned by Preserve Rhode Island (PRI) since 1982 and used as a study house for historic preservation students and professionals. It is currently being rehabilitated with structural repairs, new utilities and a new kitchen and bathroom for residential occupancy by PRI’s Property Manager. [Wikipedia]

Click on the map below for the location of the Phillip Walker House.

  

The house at 1527 Pawtucket Avenue (below) is a 2 ½ story gable center chimney colonial c.1700. It was originally a typical 2 story, 3 bay, end chimney early colonial house with one room on each floor. An addition on the opposite side of the chimney was built tin the early 19th century and another across the back in the mid-19th century. An addition to the west was added in two increments in the early 20th century. This is one of the oldest houses standing in East Providence and is the oldest dwelling in the vicinity of the Ring of the Green.

  

Two other East Providence houses were built on the foundations of 17th century houses that were part of the Ring of the Green that were burned in the King Philip War (1675-1676)

   

The 1750 Caleb Abell house (left) located at 66 Greenwood Avenue, was built on the original foundation of a 1643 house that was burned during King Philip’s War. Story has it that King Philip dragged a chair out of this house and sat in front of it to watch the Ring of the Green burn in 1676. The Abell house (right) at 8 Greenwood Avenue was also built on the foundation of a house that was burned during the War.