324 east main road Portsmouth, RI 02871

The Vanderbilt Parcel on the grounds of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is a wonderful development opportunity. Previous ownership William H Vanderbilt, a trustee of the Sarah Gibbs trust donated the land for the construction of a parish house in 1925. Most recently functioning as an event hall and school- with the right vision this parish house could be beautifully transformed into your single family home. Zoned R30 however the use of the property for the past 90 + years as a parish house included office space, recreation space, thrift store, public meeting center and a farmers market. The property would have various non permitted uses zoned S for special use which is permitted pursuant to the special use permit in the town of Portsmouth. Central to points north and south, this property has great visibility, as well as historical significance. Architecture: Designed by Architect’s Clark & Howe from plans prepared by Isaac Chase, Jr.

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Single Family
St Mary's Church
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43,996 Sq Ft
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12,374 Sq Ft
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Portsmouth is a wellspring of fresh air, rolling hills and fields; a comfortable, safe suburban atmosphere. It is ideally located for those who want to be equally close to Newport and Jamestown, as well as Tiverton and Little Compton, not to mention a short ride to the East Bay area.

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