Contractor to turn historic home into condos

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — A historic home on Bristol Ferry Road will be transformed into condominiums, according to The Newport Daily News

Contractor Timothy Wordell will convert the Sarah J. Eddy House, located at 567 Bristol Ferry Road, just before the Mt. Hope Bridge, into three condominiums by the summer or fall of 2018, according to The Newport Daily News.

The renovations will include the construction of two new buildings on the 2.48-acre property and a restoration of the current white house. 

The Sarah J. Eddy House, built in 1910, was the home of Sarah James Eddy (1851-1945). Eddy was an artist, author, philanthropist, and human and animal rights advocate. 

Her numerous works include portraits of Susan B Anthony, currently on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. She also helped form the Newport County Woman Suffrage League at Bristol Ferry. 

The 2.5-story house on Bristol Ferry Road was last sold on Dec. 24, 2015, to a company known as Bristol Ferry Road LLC for $359,000. 

Bristol Ferry Road LLC organized days before on Dec. 21, 2015, listing the Sarah J. Eddy House address as the principal office. According to public records, the company also lists a Pawtucket office and Beth Mazor as manager. 

For the past couple years, local residents saw construction equipment parked on the property. More recently, a stone wall was seen being constructed on the front lawn. 

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