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Despite its poor condition when included on the 2018 Most Endangered Properties list, the Mensing House continues to speak to the neighborhood’s early grandeur. This 2 ½-story, Queen Anne/Colonial Revival house features a semi-elliptical Tuscan portico and double-height square-sided bay window topped by a conical turret.  The façade is decorated with swag moldings and architectural applique above the former second story window. The house was built by Gustave F. Mensing, superintendent of the Narragansett Brewing Company in nearby Cranston. In 2018, it was threatened by fire damage and demolition-by-neglect. As of February, 2019, it has been purchased and the new owner is slowly restoring it.

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