Lime Rock, Rhode Island

Lime Rock (Limerock) is a village and historic district in Lincoln, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States, near Rhode Island Route 146. The village was named after the limestone quarries in the area, which started in the 17th century, and continue to the present where Conklin Limestone Company now operates. Because of the abundance of limestone in the area many houses had massive end chimneys and were called "stone enders," a distinctly Rhode Island style of architecture. The historic district includes 21 historically significant properties in an area extending from Wilbur Road (formerly Jeremiah Smith Hill Road), just west of its junction with Old Louisquisset Pike, eastward to Great Road, and then along Great Road as far as Simon Sayles Road. Among these properties are three quarries, and the ruins of three old lime kilns.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]

Limerock Village Historic District
Lime Rock, Rhode Island is located in Rhode Island
Lime Rock, Rhode Island
Lime Rock, Rhode Island is located in the United States
Lime Rock, Rhode Island
LocationLincoln, Rhode Island
Coordinates41°55′40″N 71°27′22″W / 41.92778°N 71.45611°W / 41.92778; -71.45611Coordinates: 41°55′40″N 71°27′22″W / 41.92778°N 71.45611°W / 41.92778; -71.45611
Area248 acres (100 ha)
Architectural styleAmerican Colonial, Federal, Victorian
NRHP reference No.74000052[1]
Added to NRHPMay 23, 1974
Limestone Factory

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Limerock Village Historic District" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-17.

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