Conservation work planned at Clemence-Irons House

The Clemence-Irons House is a rare surviving ‘stone-ender,’ a type of architecture used by New England’s earliest European settlers. Most houses of this type burned during King Phillip’s War. The Clemence-Irons House on George Waterman Road in Johnston is one of Rhode Island’s, and the nation’s, oldest surviving homes. Click here for the August 27, 2021 Warwick Beacon article by Roy Schuler. [photos and captions by Roy Schuler]

Historic New England representative Dan Santos, regional site administrator for Southern New England inspects a broken window at the Clemence-Irons House in Johnston.

Caretaker Dan Santos holds a historical photo of the structure, showing some early additions to the home, which have since been removed and holds a poster showing all of the organizations house museums and preserved homesteads.

By the turn of the Twentieth Century, the Clemence Irons House expanded into a Victorian cottage to accommodate the growing family residing inside.