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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1883/00/00 John M Merrick Architect Beginning in 1883, a Queen Anne mansion, summer house and gazebo (lost) are built on rock ledge near the ocean, followed by a stone ashlar water tower and windmill closer to Ocean Road at the property's northwestern boundary.
1883/00/00 John M Merrick Architect The gardener's cottage is built as the estate's water tower: a 43 foot, conical-roof tower of modified cylindrical, bottle-like form.
1883/00/00 Nathan Franklin Barrett Landscape Architect The garden design juxtaposes the wild, natural beauty of the granite ledges with terraces, walled gardens, formal bedding, ornamental balustrades, and romantic structures and buildings variously designed in Romanesque, rustic, or neo-classical modes.
1885/00/00 Robert Graham Dun Home Over a decade, investment advisor Robert G Dun of New York, develops an estates suitable for his pursuit of sport fishing off the surf-swept granite ledges south of the village Narragansett Pier.
1889/00/00 John M Merrick Architect A substantial dwelling for the gardener was added onto the east side of the water tower.

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Particulars for Dunmere:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Art Movement Eastlake Style
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Sight Category Historic District
Area of Significance Landscape Architecture
Owner Private
Architectural Style Queen Anne
Historic Use Single dwelling
Architectural Style Stick Style

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 23rd September 2005

Registry Name: Dunmere
Registry Address: 560 Ocean Rd.
Registry Number: 05001061
Resource Type: District
Owner: Private
Architect: Merrick, John M.;
Architectural Style: Stick-eastlake, Queen anne
Area in Acres: 3
Contributing Buildings: 1
Contributing Sites: 1
Contributing Structures: 4
Non-Contributing Objects: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Architecture, Entertainment-recreation, Landscape architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Significant Year: 1883, 1889
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling

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