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Hearthside

Hearthside

[hahrth-sahyd]
Hearthside is a historic house in Lincoln, Rhode Island at 677 Great Road (Rt. 123), at the intersection of Breakneck Hill Road.

Stephen Hopkins Smith built this federal-style house in 1810 of fieldstone and it contains 10 fireplaces or hearths. Smith allegely built the house with winnings from the Louisiana state lottery to unsuccessfully woo a woman from Providence. Hearthside served as a private residence until 1996 until the town of Lincoln purchased the property and the "Friends of Hearthside", a nonprofit organization, became overseers of the property. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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