Capt. John Mawdsley House

The Captain John Mawdsley House, located at 228 Spring Street, is one of the oldest houses in Newport, Rhode Island.

Capt. John Mawdsley House
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Mawdsley House in 2008
Capt. John Mawdsley House is located in Rhode Island
Capt. John Mawdsley House
LocationNewport, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°29′3″N 71°18′44″W / 41.48417°N 71.31222°W / 41.48417; -71.31222Coordinates: 41°29′3″N 71°18′44″W / 41.48417°N 71.31222°W / 41.48417; -71.31222
Built1680
Part ofNewport Historic District (ID68000001)
NRHP reference No.83000180[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 2, 1983
Designated NHLDCPNovember 24, 1968

The earliest rear part of the house was built on Spring Street before 1680, probably by Jireh Bull. Bull married Godsgift Arnold, daughter of Gov. Benedict Arnold. Captain John Mawdsley, a privateer, lived in the house in the eighteenth century and constructed the large front addition to the house. The Mawdsley House is located on 228 Spring Street and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The house was owned by Historic New England (SPNEA) until it was sold in the late twentieth century.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ Michael Mello (21 August 2005). "Dating R.I.'s oldest houses is part science, part art" (PDF). The Providence Journal. Archived from the original (pdf) on 2005-11-15.

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