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Also known as the Longfellow Windmill Cottage, the Windmill Cottage is a well known landmark in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. It became popular after being acquired by the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who also immortalized it in one of his poems, titled, ?The Windmill?.

The history of this historic house dates back to 1790 when it was constructed. It was then purchased in 1866 by Longfellow, after he got his friend and General Nathanael Greene?s grandson, George Washington Greene, a property in the area. The Windmill Cottage served as the poet?s study during his visits to his friend.

The Windmill Cottage was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The house is a private property, but it can be contacted through phone.
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