Rhode Island Picture Post Cards
The Wickford House - Wickford, Rhode Island
Nr. 4  in a set of 4 Postcards from Mrs. Carl Bowman mailed in 1944
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The Post Card, (Number 4 of a set of 4 - addressed to Donna Seerist  of Muscatine, Iowa) was mailed on August 28, 1944. The stamp is the 1 cent Four Freedoms Issue of 1943. All four postcards in this set were mailed using the Four Freedoms stamp. 

The Wickford House was built in 1769 and is situated on Main Street between Church Lane and Fowler Street. The home, built by Alexander Huling and now in private hands was originally a tavern and received it's greatest fame during the years it was run by "Mother Prentice." During this time it was known throughout the state for it's fine food and extravagant dinner parties for out-of-towners.

Located on the same stretch of Main Street and adjoining the Wickford House to the East and West are several other old colonial and 19th century homes. They include: the Benjamin Fowler House - built 1769, the Nichols/Thomas House - built 1795,  The William Reynolds House - built 1795, the Wickford House Annex - built 1800, the Cyrus Northrup House  - built 1803, the Benjamin Reynolds House - built 1804, and the Jabez Bullock House - built 1825. 

The town of Wickford  contains over 70 old homes and buildings dating back to as early as 1728.

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