The state of Rhode Island is one of the first 13 colonies. The nation?s smallest state is famous for its remarkably preserved 17th and 18th century houses that are not only popular architectural landmarks, but also symbols for the state?s culture and history.
One of these wonderful old houses is the Joseph Reynolds Hose located in Bristol, Rhode Island. It was built in 1700. It is believed to be the oldest known three-storey structure in the state of Rhode Island, and also as the earliest wooden house. The house features an elaborate interior design that is remarkable during its era. The house was used by Marquis de Lafayette in 1778 as headquarters during the Battle of Rhode Island.
The structure was added to the National Historic Landmark list on July 28. 1983.