History in towns: Bristol Rhode Island

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from The Magazine ANTIQUES, Summer 2010 | Fig. 1. Detail of the parapet of the house in Fig. 7. Fig. 2. Glimpsed through the bandstand on Bristol’s common are three civic buildings, from the left: the Bristol County Courthouse, built 1816 (which served as one of five meeting places for the state’s General Assembly between 1819 and 1852); the First …