History in towns: Bristol Rhode Island

Scott J. Tilden; photographs by Jessica Backhaus Furniture & Decorative Arts

from The Magazine ANTIQUES, Summer 2010 | On a blustery March day in 1813, James DeWolf pored overthe ledgers in his counting house in Bristol, Rhode Island.Startled by the roar of a cannon, he sprang to his feet. His mindflashed back to 1775, when the British had shelled Bristol andsubsequently burned thirty buildings including his childhoodhome. Could the British have …