Mott House

 

Adam Mott was one of the first founders of Newport and Portsmouth in 1634. Built around 1680 by James Mott, the house was located on a 100-acre tract of land on West Main, Portsmouth, on the south side of Cory's Lane. It is one of Rhode Island's earliest houses. Baker and her team dismantled the house in 1973, planning to re-assemble it. Unfortunately, the wood decayed and crumbled while in storage.

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Audio and Video

Mott House: Conversation with Anne Baker and Steve Tyson, Anne W. Baker

Book Chapters

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Mott House: Chapter 13 of Collecting Houses by Anne W. Baker, Anne W. Baker

Case Studies

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Mott House: Portsmouth Rhode Island, Dell Upton

Correspondence

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Mott House: Baker Correspondence to Brown University Grants Office, Anne W. Baker

Documentation

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Mott House: Daily Record, Steve Tyson

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Mott House: For Sale

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Mott House: Genealogy of Mott Family, Notes taken by Richard Long

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Mott House: History and Restoration by A.W. Baker Restorations, Inc., Anne W. Baker

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Mott House: Mott Farm Title, Dell Upton

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Mott House: NEH Grant Application for Archaeology Field Work, 1973, James Deetz

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Mott House: Notes from Meeting with Richard Long, 1999

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Mott House: Notes Regarding Newport Restoration Foundation Funding

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Mott House: People involved in its Restoration and Research

Drawings and Plans

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Mott House Drawing of End Section

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Mott House Elevations

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Mott House First Floor Plan

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Mott House: First Floor Plans

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Mott House: Second Floor Plan

Images

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Mott House 001: Drawing of Jacob I Phase

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Mott House 010: Drawing of Jacob I Phase, circa 1680

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Mott House 020: Rafters South end of Attic

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Mott House 030: Rafters with Purlins

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Mott House 040: Drawing of Jacob II Phase 2, circa 1725

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Mott House 050: Drawing of Jacob II House, Phase 2, circa 1725

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Mott House 060: Jacob III House, Phase 3, circa 1732

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Mott House 070: Jacob III, Phase 3 Drawing

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Mott House 080: Jacob IV addition, Phase 4

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Mott House 090: Jacob IV House, Phase 4 Drawing

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Mott House 100: Exterior view

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Mott House 101: Ariel View of Mott Farm

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Mott House 102: Ariel View of Mott Farm Location

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Mott House 103: Archaeological Dig

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Mott House 104: Ell - Exterior view

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Mott House 105: Ell - Interior view

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Mott House 106: Ell Removed

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Mott House 108: Firebox after Dismantling

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Mott House 109: 1840 Ell Firebox

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Mott House 119 -- Attic, North View

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Mott House 120: Attic, South end

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Mott House 121: Attic Southwest Corner

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Mott House 122: Attic Looking West

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Mott House 123: Attic East Wall

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Mott House 124: Attic West End

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Mott House 125: Attic Looking from the Middle

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Mott House 126: Attic Looking North

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Mott House 127: Attic Looking South

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Mott House 128: North End

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Mott House 129: Third Roof

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Mott House 130: Roof Framing

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Mott House 131: Attic Beam and Purlin Pocket

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Mott House 132: Purlin Pocket

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Mott House 133: Attic Frame

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Mott House 134: Attic Frame

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Mott House 135: Attic Floor Boards

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Mott House 136: Attic Northeast - West Wall

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Mott House 137: Rafter pocket

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Mott House 138: Rafter Ends

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Mott House 139: Steve Tyson and Floor Joists

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Mott House 140: Earlier Roof Line

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Mott House 141: Earlier Roof Line noted

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Mott House 142: Beam Patchwork Southwest corner of Room M

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Mott House 143: Walls

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Mott House 144: Joists and Summer

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Mott House 145: Summer Beam

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Mott House 146: Split Support

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Mott House 147: View of Support

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Mott House 148: Close-up View of Support Ends

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Mott House 149: Location of Original End Chimney

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Mott House 151: Shadow Molded Boards

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Mott House 152: Outline of 1660 Hearth

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Mott House 153: Finding the Hearth

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Mott House 154: Room B-C-D Looking West and Hearth

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Mott House 155: Hearth Area

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Mott House 156: Room A, North View

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Mott House 157: View of Room A from Floor Plans

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Mott House 158: View of Room A on Floor Plan

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Mott House 159: Fireplace

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Mott House 161: Room B,C,D - South Wall

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Mott House 162: Room D

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Mott House 163: Room D

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Mott House 164: E Room

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Mott House 165: E Room

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Mott House 166: Room E, Window

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Mott House 167: Window Casement

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Mott House 168: Removing Stairway

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Mott House 169: Attic Stair, Second Floor

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Mott House 171: First Floor under Stairs

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Mott House 172: Room F looking South

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Mott House 173: Room F, South Wall

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Mott House 174: Fireplace in Room F

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Mott House 175: Room H

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Mott House 176: Room H, Fireplace

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Mott House 177: Closet

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Mott House 178: Room G, North Wall

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Mott House 179: Room G, F Wall

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Mott House 180: Fireplace

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Mott House 181: Sheathing with Pegs

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Mott House 182: Room L, North Wall

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Mott House 183: Room L Joists

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Mott House 184: Room L