Built by Eleazor Arnold in 1693, the Arnold House is a rare surviving example of a "stone-ender," a once common building type with roots found in the western part of England. With a field stone end wall and plastered chimney, the Arnold House was built as a two-and-a-half-story structure with an integral lean-to and four rooms on each floor. A front gable once topped the structure. The result was a much grander dwelling than the typical Rhode Island stone-ender.
Today, the house is a remarkable reminder of Rhode Island's early settlement period.
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