Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mystery Structure

Newport, RI

Across the street from the Channing Memorial Church stands this interesting structure.  It's a bit of a mystery since it is not known who built it, nor what it was used for.  Of course there are all sorts of "theories" ranging from early viking settlers to extraterrestrials as to who built it.  Known locally as the Old Stone Mill, it was probably built by Benedict Arnold, great-grandfather of the Revolutionary traitor, sometime in the 1600's.  


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    1. You're right, Martina! I'm surprised I had not thought of that! Thanks for looking.

  2. Interesting tower. Perhaps it was built to repel Viking raiders, or perhaps the Oakland Raiders. Many structures like this were constructed in the 19th and early 20th Century and are often called "follies." Well found.