3 Historic Homes to Get Plaques

The Barrington Preservation Society to honor three historic homes in the Drownville neighborhood with plaques; event is Monday, Oct. 22.

Three more Barrington homes and their owners will be honored by the preservation society with historic plaques next Monday evening, Oct. 22.

The Annual Plaque Program event will be held in the Barrington library auditorium. It starts at 7 pm.

“All three houses are connected to the legacy of patriarch Alfred Drown, who helped develop Drownville after the opening of the Providence, Warren & Bristol RR in 1855,” said Elizabeth “Bonnie” Warren, chair of the plaque program.

“This will bring the total of historic homes that display the BPS oval plaque to over 164 houses,” Warren said. 

The historic homes:

  • Littlefield – Ballou House, 27 Appian Way, begun in 1893 for Marie Antonette Littlefield, wife of Daniel G. Littlefield, and enlarged by Henry Clay Ballou after 1903.
  • William T. Lewis Jr. House, 45 Alfred Drown Road, built sometime after 1905 for the son of William Thurber Lewis, who bought several lots from Alfred Drown’s heirs.
  • Charles C. Anderton House, 33 Alfred Drown Road, built in 1907 for a jewelry magnate from Pawtucket who summered here until 1940.

After the presentation, Dr. Catherine Zipf will present “Making a Home of Her Own, Newport’s Architectural Patronesses, 1850- 1940.” 

“Her illustrated talk will feature 150 remarkable Newport women who expressed their aspirations through the building of homes,” said Warren.  “Dr. Zipf is currently an M.I.T scholar in Women’s Studies and is continuing her research on women in Bristol.”

The event is free and open to the public.


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