Historic Structures

Isaac P. White House, Newport Rhode Island

Date added: September 21, 2010 Categories: Rhode Island House

The Reverend Isaac P. White was Rector of Trinity Church. He probably began building this house soon after buying the property in 1871. The 1871-72 Newport Directory showed him living on Touro Street, and the next directory showed him at this, address. White died shortly after moving in, and his widow moved to 23 Second Street.

This house is a typical example of the "Stick Style" or "Chalet Style" of the 1870s.

over-all dimensions: Approximately 40' (three-bay front) by 30' main block plus 22' by 28' rear wing, two-and-a-half stories.

First floor: (House faces west) Central hall plan parlor at northwest, library off parlor at northeast, sitting room at southwest, dining room south center, kitchen at southeast in rear ell.

Second floor: Similar to first-floor plan with addition of bathrooms.

Third floor: Three small bedrooms under the gables open off central hall with skylight.