TIVERTON — If you ignore the cars passing by on Main Road, you can walk around the Chace-Cory House at Tiverton Four Corners and almost forget what century you’re in. The house was built around 1730 by none other than the husband of Lizzie Borden’s four-times-great-aunt, and is one of the oldest in the area. Among its many residents were some of Tiverton’s early settlers, officials in the Rhode Island militia, and captains of whaling ships. Behind the house, a replica corn crib and a shed line the back wall of the property, which runs up to the fields behind Gray’s Ice Cream. With the exception of some of the modern construction and the old-fashioned, but-not-quite-old-enough-fashioned, lamppost in the yard, you can wander through imagining the colonial lives that were lived here.
Its story might not be quite as idyllic as its facade suggests, though. Paranormal investigators have visited the site more than once in the past few years, and reported voices, movements and other unexplainable occurrences inside, which seem like they must be the work of some supernatural presences.
Since being repaired and restored, along with many surrounding buildings in the Four Corners area, it’s been opened on Sundays for visitors by the Tiverton Historical Society.
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