William R. Walker
22 December 2014
| 4157 Post Road, Warwick, Rhode Island|
4157 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02886, USA
Gothic Revival architecture
Conimicut point park, Warwick Historical Society, Gen James Mitchell V, Warwick Museum of Art, Goddard Memorial State Park
Clouds Hill (Warwick, Rhode Island) Wikipedia
Clouds Hill is a historic house museum at 4157 Post Road in Warwick, Rhode Island. It is located on the estate formerly known as Cedar Hill, a country estate built 1871-77 as a wedding present for Elizabeth Ives Slater Reed by her father, William S. Slater. The main mansion house is a large Gothic Revival structure, designed by noted Providence architect William R. Walker, and is one of his few surviving large-scale residential designs. Both the Slaters and Reeds were leading industrial textile magnates in Rhode Island, and the property contains many examples of high quality Victorian-era workmanship, including a distinctive Egyptian-themed room. The estate was occupied by four generations of Reed descendants, and was converted to a museum in 2004. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2014. The museum is open by appointment, or when events are scheduled.