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Potter House was built in Oneco, CT in 1790. While it is a stretch to have a Connecticut house on Aquidneck Island, this building was acquired in a situation of some urgency. The house had already been dismantled and was rapidly deteriorating due to poor storage conditions. The NRF was persuaded to rescue the building before it decayed further.

Although it is somewhat out of context, the Potter House was rebuilt at Prescott Farm during 1984 and 1985. It displays several features that are typical of Connecticut architecture, most prominent of which are its projecting gables. It came to the collection with a frame in fine condition and most of its interior and exterior woodwork intact.

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