Set narrow end to the street, this 2½-story, five-bay-façade, center-entrance Georgian Revival house with slate hip roof and hip-roof dormers takes its design cues from Mid-Atlantic late 18th-century prototypes. Early American houses from all of the original colonies were seeing increasing publication in the professional architectural press in the second and third decades of the 20th century, and borrowing ideas from other regions became increasingly common.
Alfred Potter (1880-1936), Brown University, Class of 1902, worked for the family jewelry firm, E.A. Potter & Co. before joining Gorham Manufacturing Co. in 1918, where he served as vice president until his death. He also served as a director of Rhode Island Hospital Trust Bank, Hope Webbing Co. and B.B. & R. Knight Manufacturing Co., founded by his relatives. In May of 1911, he married Marjorie Ray, and here they reared their three children; Helen, Edward, and William.
– 2011 Festival of Historic Houses Guidebook