Historic Structures

James C. Powel House, Newport Rhode Island

Date added: September 2, 2010 Categories: Rhode Island House

This is a good, representative example of the bracketed, frame houses of the mid 19th century.

In 1934, Charles C. Grant, architect, of Maplewood, New Jersey, made interior alterations, including a breakfast room. The plans are in the house. Apparently there were extensive interior rearrangements, new stairway, new floors, and the addition of Colonial Revival details.

Over-all dimensions: About 42 feet by 57 feet; Irregular plan; 2 1/2 stories.

Floor plan: The principal rooms on the first floor are grouped around a central hall. This plan is repeated on the second floor.