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Saunderstown, Rhode Island

Saunderstown Historic District
The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace is located in Saunderstown, but is not in the historic district
Location Narragansett and North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Area 79 acres (32 ha)
Built 1856
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Bungalow/Craftsman, Other
Governing body Private
MPS North Kingstown MRA
NRHP Reference # 85001647 [1]
Added to NRHP July 19, 1985

Saunderstown is a small village and historic district in the towns of Narragansett and North Kingstown in Washington County, Rhode Island, United States.


  • Overview 1
  • Historic district 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


Saunderstown is known as the birthplace of the artist Historic New England.[3]

Saunderstown's zip code is 02874.

Historic district

The Saunderstown Historic District encompasses a section of Saunderstown which developed as a boatbuilding center and summer resort area in the late 19th century. It is centered on Ferry Road, Willett Road, and Waterway, between Boston Neck Road and Narragansett Bay. In addition to being home to a number of shipyards, several owned by members of the Saunders family, the area also became noted as a summer resort, hosting Benoni Lockwood and Frances Willing Wharton (a cousin to writer Edith Wharton), as well as the architect and artist Grant LaFarge, son of the famous artist John LaFarge. This area is mainly residential, with wood frame houses one or two stories in height, with vernacular styling. Non-residential buildings include a country store, recreation center (which was formerly a fire barn), and the Saunderstown Post Office, which was built in 1902 as a Baptist church.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ Saunderstown, Rhode Island Community Profile
  3. ^ Historic New England, Casey Farm
  4. ^ "Historic Resources of North Kingstown (PDF pages 17-32, 86)" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-11-11. 

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