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Photo, Print, Drawing Block Island Southeast Light, Spring Street & Mohegan Trail at Mohegan Bluffs, New Shoreham, Washington County, RI

[ Photos from Survey HAER RI-27  ]

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About this Item

Title

  • Block Island Southeast Light, Spring Street & Mohegan Trail at Mohegan Bluffs, New Shoreham, Washington County, RI

Names

  • Historic American Engineering Record, creator
  • Ball, Nicholas
  • Woodruff, I C
  • Tynan, T H
  • Paulding, Kemble and Company
  • Bailey and Debevoise
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • Fresnel, Augustin Jean
  • U.S. Light-House Board
  • Bureau of Lighthouses
  • Barbier and Fenestre
  • Henry-Lepaute
  • L. Sautter and Company
  • Gordon, Ellis
  • Henry, Joseph
  • Dodge, Simon
  • International Chimney, Inc.
  • Southeast Lighthouse Foundation
  • Yankee Steeplejack Company
  • Abbott, Gerald
  • Friesen, Pete
  • Expert House Movers of Maryland, Inc.
  • L. Sautter Cie.
  • Sautter, Louis
  • Letourneau, Theodore
  • Sautter Harle
  • Thomas, Mary M., historian
  • Lavoie, Catherine C., editor
  • Yang, Isabel C., delineator
  • Anderson, Richard K., Jr., project manager
  • Baiges, Mabel A., field team supervisor
  • del Real, Patricio, delineator
  • Jackson, Lee Ann, delineator
  • Stupich, Martin, photographer
  • U.S. Coast Guard, sponsor
  • Daly, John J., historian
  • Brewster, Robert, photographer
  • Adams, Virginia H., project manager
  • Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc., contractor
  • Warren Jagger Photography, Inc., contractor
  • Deepwater Wind Block Island, LLC, sponsor
  • McPartland, Mary, transmitter

Created / Published

  • Documentation compiled after 1968

Headings

  • -  aids to navigation
  • -  navigation
  • -  Fresnel lenses
  • -  Gothic Revival architectural elements
  • -  Italianate architectural elements
  • -  octagonal towers
  • -  maritime
  • -  lighthouses
  • -  brick buildings
  • -  cast ironwork
  • -  pyramidal roofs
  • -  brackets (structural elements)
  • -  keeper's houses
  • -  porches
  • -  moving of structures
  • -  duplexes
  • -  Rhode Island--Washington County--New Shoreham

Latitude / Longitude

  • 41.153458,-71.552145

Notes

  • -  Block Island Southeast Light was relocated 245' north-northwest on the original land parcel in 1993. The latitude and longitude coordinates reflect the building's new location; however, the street address remains the same.
  • -  Significance: The Southeast Light, which is a designated National Historic Landmark and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is nationally significant in the areas of maritime history, transportation, and architecture. Constructed in 1875 by the U.S. Lighthouse Board (now subsumed within the U.S. Coast Guard), the lighthouse has provided a primary and invaluable aid to navigation in the hazardous waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Rhode Island Sound off Rhode Island and has attached to it a number of superlatives that make it an important example of a U.S. Lighthouse Board navigational aid. The lighthouse marks the first island landfall for ships approaching the New England coast from the south and east, has the highest elevation of any lighthouse in New England, and contains one of only 12 functioning first-order Fresnel lenses in the country. Southeast Light exhibits a unique Victorian Gothic architectural design that exemplifies a relatively brief era of architectural sophistication at the Light House Board and provides one of the U.S.'s most powerful expressions of the romanticism inherent in the function and setting of a lighthouse.
  • -  Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-4
  • -  Survey number: HAER RI-27
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1875 Initial Construction
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1929 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1990 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 1993-1994 Subsequent Work
  • -  Building/structure dates: 2003-2004 Subsequent Work
  • -  National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 97001264

Medium

  • Photo(s): 71
  • Measured Drawing(s): 12
  • Data Page(s): 89
  • Photo Caption Page(s): 10

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HAER RI,5-NESH,1-

Source Collection

  • Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Control Number

  • ri0392

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Chicago citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, Nicholas Ball, I C Woodruff, T H Tynan, Kemble And Company Paulding, Bailey And Debevoise, U.S. Coast Guard, et al., Stupich, Martin, and Robert Brewster, photographer. Block Island Southeast Light, Spring Street & Mohegan Trail at Mohegan Bluffs, New Shoreham, Washington County, RI. Rhode Island New Shoreham Washington County, 1968. editeds by Lavoie, Catherine C.Itor, translateds by Mcpartland, Marymitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/ri0392/.

APA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, C., Ball, N., Woodruff, I. C., Tynan, T. H., Paulding, K. A. C., Bailey And Debevoise [...] Deepwater Wind Block Island, Llc, Stupich, M. & Brewster, R., photographer, Lavoie, C. C. I., ed. (1968) Block Island Southeast Light, Spring Street & Mohegan Trail at Mohegan Bluffs, New Shoreham, Washington County, RI. Rhode Island New Shoreham Washington County, 1968. McPartland, M., trans Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ri0392/.

MLA citation style:

Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, et al., photographers by Stupich, Martin, and Robert Brewster. Block Island Southeast Light, Spring Street & Mohegan Trail at Mohegan Bluffs, New Shoreham, Washington County, RI. ed by Lavoie, Catherine C.Itor, trans by Mcpartland, Marymitter Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ri0392/>.