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Allin House exterior, 2010

The seventh and last of a meager set of exterior photos dating back to 1898. Jump to the other photos: 1898 | mid 1930s | late 1930s | 1952 | c. 1980 | 1992 | 2010 I took this photo in April 2010. In contrast with previous photo, note the size of the holly and […]

Allin House exterior, 1992

The sixth of a meager set of exterior photos dating back to 1898. Jump to the other photos: 1898 | mid 1930s | late 1930s | 1952 | c. 1980 | 1992 | 2010 This was published in Historical and Architectural Resources of Barrington, Rhode Island (1993). Note that the shutters are gone and triple-track […]

Allin House exterior, circa 1980

The fifth of a meager set of exterior photos dating back to 1898. Jump to the other photos: 1898 | mid 1930s | late 1930s | 1952 | c. 1980 | 1992 | 2010 This is a scan of a color photocopy of an undated snapshot in the Barrington Preservation Society file on the house. […]

Allin House exterior, 1952

The fourth of a meager set of exterior photos dating back to 1898. Jump to the other photos: 1898 | mid 1930s | late 1930s | 1952 | c. 1980 | 1992 | 2010 Scan of a black & white photocopy of a clipping in the file on the house at the Barrington Preservation Society, […]

Allin House exterior, late 1930s

The third of a meager set of exterior photos dating back to 1898. Jump to the other photos: 1898 | mid 1930s | late 1930s | 1952 | c. 1980 | 1992 | 2010 Scan of a black & white photocopy of a clipping from the 1952 Providence Journal article, from the file on the […]

Allin House exterior, mid 1930s

The second of a meager set of exterior photos dating back to 1898. Jump to the other photos: 1898 | mid 1930s | late 1930s | 1952 | c. 1980 | 1992 | 2010 From the mid or later 1930s (see car); this came as a framed print with the house. Subjects are either Brazees […]

Allin House exterior, 1898

The first of a meager set of exterior photos dating back to 1898. Jump to the other photos: 1898 | mid 1930s | late 1930s | 1952 | c. 1980 | 1992 | 2010 This was printed in Bicknell’s History of the Town of Barrington (1898) and reprinted in his Sowams ten years later. Note […]

floor migration (Allin House)

Some of the attic floorboards have finally been lovingly transferred from under the eaves, and installed down below, where they can show themselves off. The attic floor is a real anomaly — pine which had never been sanded or finished in any way, and, under the eaves, hardly ever walked on, since the house went […]

in the “Hah Club” (Mrs. Allin’s garret)

This week the attic floor has finally been relaid — a big swath of it having been torn up weeks ago to run plumbing vent lines through the floor. This is a vast expanse of untouched hand-planed 18th-century pine floor, nominally 1100 square feet (minus the chimney in the middle) — never sanded, never oiled. […]

the Allins in the news

Yesterday the Providence Journal ran a fine, reflective commentary piece by editor Edward Achorn, “A little cemetery and the people who made America,” about his recent visit to the Allin family burying ground, down on Bay Spring Avenue, and the role the Allin brothers, General Thomas and Captain Matthew, and Thomas’s freedman, Scipio, played in […]