Jamestown RI - Jamestown Windmill - 1787 History

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Jamestown RI Windmill  Jamestown RI - Jamestown Windmill - 1787 History.  Conanicut Island is the home of Jamestown RI....yes, it has the most wonderful state park affectionately known as Beavertail.  As a Rhode Islander it is a must stop with a friend or your honey to watch the pounding of the surf on the rocks, definitely watch an incredible sunset or just walk the rocks after driving around the Beavertail lighthouse which is still very functional.

  As an island, Jamestown is located between the East Bay (Newport) of RI and the West Bay (North Kingstown) as we Rhode Islanders label our sides of the state.  Sounds a little bit like the North and the South during the Civil War but actually it is not at all a fighting spirit here....it is how we locate ourselves!

Newport RI bridge in fogActually I wanted to share this beautiful structure known as the Jamestown Windmill off of North Road in Jamestown with you.  Built in 1787 this 30 feet tall windmill was built to grind corn since the British had destroyed the previous windmill during the Revolutionary War.  Now on the National Historic Register, the Jamestown windmill stands tall and seems so out of place among the new mega mansions built now on this island of 5400 inhabitants. 

It is the antiquity and history of the Jamestown Windmill that reminds us that our past does follow us and must be preserved.  We owe that to our successors.  I just love the history here- it adds a wide expanse of different venues of real estate to experience and I am in the thick of it!  Jamestown RI - Jamestown Windmill - 1787 History.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Ginny.....Jamestown is quite the place....I remember a couple of agents buying a property in Jamestown and having to cross the bridge.....I think they bought a place with a walk to the water for $100k....decades ago....

May 24, 2011 11:31 PM #1
Karen Hurst
Rhode Island Waterfront!

Hi Ginny,

I love Jamestown! Have known many people there through the years and there is an old Cole Homestead which overlooks the Bay and Bridges, (right near the Penguin Plunge) that I am descended from.

I hope to get their this summer and do a post on it...maybe from my boat, if all goes well:)

May 25, 2011 01:36 AM #2
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Ginny - having been to Jamestown RI, it is one of my favorite New England Coastal towns. Beavertail park looks like a great way to spend the day and I love its historic and beautiful lighthouse and windmill!

May 25, 2011 02:03 AM #3
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ginny, what a great post, and windmills and lighthouses are the focal points of the coast!    That bridge is spectacular and Jamestown sounds like a GREAT place.

May 25, 2011 02:18 AM #4
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Boy Barbara, they were smart investors for sure ...wonder if they still have the property?!

Karen, how cool...i love roaming over there...met my sis who was up in Newport & we had lunch from a deli & watched the boats...

Kristine, it is a great place...

Joan, the stories i could tell about the old bridge...it is a nice island to visit, live on & just tour!

May 25, 2011 03:53 AM #5
Carol-Ann Palmieri
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Al and Cal Realty Group - Franklin, MA
"Cal" the Real Estate Gal

Hi Ginny.  Looks like a beautiful place to hang out with my paints!    I'm going to have to get down there!   

May 25, 2011 04:17 AM #6
Peter Schattenfield
Turning Point Estate Services LLC - Wilton, CT
Estate Dissolution and Preparation (203)388-8092 CT.

Ginny, One of my favorite things about New England is all the truely antiquated relics there are to poke around. Used to spend many a rainy day with my dad, seeing the history of old towns.

May 25, 2011 05:32 AM #7
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Beavertail State Park sounds like a great place to take the family on a summer day.  Besides, who doesn't like lighthouses and windmills!

May 25, 2011 11:21 AM #8
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Carol, Peter & Anita, we all like quaint & sometimes it just has that feeling of stepping back in time...i wish i could get you all to come out here for the Newport Jazz or Folk Festival over the bridge in Newport...we'd have a blast!

Beavertail State Park is just one of those gems of a location you need to experience!

May 25, 2011 12:34 PM #9
Erika Rogers
Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage - Saint George, UT
St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist

Love windmills, but we don't have any here in St George.  There's so much history in Jamestown, I'm jealous.  Nice localism post!

May 25, 2011 03:28 PM #10
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

You really paint a great picture of the  Jamestown Windmill, Ginnie.  Quite a bit of history indeed.

May 25, 2011 04:32 PM #11
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

I love old windmills, I took some photos of the few we have around here a couple years ago. I think it was cool that they were put on the national historic registry list.

May 27, 2011 07:09 PM #12
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Erica, you've got the newer & i've got the older...it's a nice blend!

Jane...thanks..they do make the world go round & round...

Todd..you can't get tired of these structures either...

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