NARRAGANSETT - A historic farm in the Point Judith Neck area of Narragansett recently received federal recognition for its contributions to the history of agriculture, architecture, community development, entertainment and recreation.
Edward F. Sanderson, executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission, announced that the National Park Service has added the Anthony-Kinney Farm, commonly known as Sunset Farm, to the National Register of Historic Places.
The National Register is the federal government’s official list of properties throughout the United States whose historical and architectural significance makes them worthy of preservation.
“We’re very happy to have the property designated,” Mike DeLuca, director of planning for Narragansett, said Thursday. “We’re proud to have adaptively reused the bungalow and bring the property to the best it’s ever been.”
In continuous agricultural use since the 17th century, the Anthony-Kinney Farm was redeveloped for recreational use at the turn of the century. Today, the property’s open fields, stone walls, agricultural buildings and distinctive Bungalow, represent the evolution of Point Judith Neck from fertile farmland to rural outpost of Narragansett’s resort community.
“The farm has a great history,” DeLuca said.
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