Historic Walking Tours of Narragansett Pier

Cottages

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Left: Souvenirs of Narragansett Pier, 1884 to 1922 Right: SCM photo:jrt-2010

Shingle-nook

50 Central Street

Architectural Description

21/2-story, hiproofed, Shingle Style dwelling.

Architect

George A. Freeman Jr.

Original Owner/Resident

Designed for Brander Matthews of New York.

Year Built

c 1887

Comments

Matthews was a translator, playwright, drama critic, and freelance writer. He also was a professor
of literature at Columbia University from 1892 to 1900 and Columbia’s first professor of dramatic
literature from 1900 to 1924. He wrote anarticleabout Narragansett Pier that appeared in
Harper's Weekly magazine in 1887.

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