Historic homes with interesting stories attached to them can elicit excitement & emotional attachment with potential buyers. Historic homes with stories linking them to Revolutionary War heroes actually get press coverage. This eight-room, circa 1790 Gambrel style home in Portsmouth, RI, (Aquidneck Island) is reputed to have once been a hiding place for General Lafayette during the American Revolution, as reported by Yankee Magazine. In fact, the story claims that Lafayette actually squeezed into a hiding spot behind the fireplace’s beehive oven. (Since chimney stacks often taper & become thinner as they rise through the house, they sometimes leave structural “voids” or extra space between the stone chimney & the structure.) Who knows if the legend is true, but it does make the imagination run. But what of the date — 1790? How could the house have hid Lafayette, when the Revolution ended in 1783? Well, the house was originally built around 1710, then moved 2 miles by oxcart in 1790 and rebuilt. And the Lafayette story is not all this house has to offer — the 2 BR, 2 BA home has 4 fireplaces, wide board floors, and water views. The asking price is $320,000. For the Yankee Magazine article, click here. For the Realtor.com listing, click here. The property is currently listed with Maggie Elliott of Prudential Prime Properties.