Class and Leisureat America's First ResortNewport, Rhode Island1870-1914


Newport Architecture
Building Date Architect Owner
Trinity Church 1726 Richard Munday Public
Colony House 1744 Richard Munday Public
Redwood Library 1750 Peter Harrison Public
Touro Synagogue 1763 Peter Harrison Public
Brick Market 1772 Peter Harrison Public
Hypotenuse House 1830, 1871 Richard Morris Hunt
(remodel)
Richard Morris Hunt,
George Waring
Kingscote 1841, 1881 Richard Upjohn,
Stanford White
George Noble Jones, the Kings, the Rives
Edward King House 1847 Richard Upjohn Edward King
Fairlawn 1852, 1883 Richard Morris Hunt; McKim, Mead, and White; Peabody and Stearns Andrew Ritchie,
Levi P. Morton, Townsend Burden
St. Mary's Church 1852 P. C. Keely Public
Beechwood 1853 Richard Morris Hunt

Daniel Parrish,
William Backhouse Astor and Caroline Schermerhorn Astor

Chateau-sur-Mer 1852, 1870s

Seth Bradford,
Richard Morris Hunt

William Wetmore
Chastellux 1854 Richard Morris Hunt Mrs. Colford Jones
Beaulieu 1859 Calvert Vaux F. L. Barreda, John Jacob Astor, Cornelius Vanderbilt III and Grace Wilson Vanderbilt
Chepstow 1860 George Champlin Mason Edmund Schermerhorn
J. N. A. Griswold House 1864 Richard Morris Hunt J. N. A. Griswold
Rock Cliff 1869 George Champlin Mason Mrs. Harold Vanderbilt
Land's End
1870
Ogden Codman Jr.
(interior)
Edith Wharton and Edward R. Wharton
Sanford-Covell House 1870 William Ralph Emerson Milton Sanford
Fairholme 1870 Furness and Evans Anita O'Keefe Yond
Sherwood 1872, 1907 Francis L. V. Hoppin Loring Andrews, Theodore Havemeyer, Pembroke Jones
Brinley House 1873 George Champlin Mason Edward Brinley
Castle Hill 1874   Alexander Agassiz
Watts Sherman House 1876 Henry Hobson Richardson William Watts Sherman
Newport Casino 1880 McKim, Mead, and White James Gordon Bennett Jr.
Cliffside 1880   Governor Thomas W. Swann, the Turners
Anglesea 1880 Detlef Lienau W. H. Lewis
Ochre Point 1882 McKim, Mead, and White Robert Goelet
Isaac Bell House 1883 McKim, Mead, and White Isaac Bell
Vinland 1883 Peabody and Stearns Catherine Lorillard Wolfe
De La Salle 1884 Dudley Newton William Weld
Hammersmith Farm 1889 R. H. Robertson,
Frederick Law Olmsted
John Auchincloss
Sunnyside 1885 McKim, Mead, and White Commodore William Edgar
Beechbound 1885 Peabody and Stearns The Burdens
Wakehurst 1888 Dudley Newton James J. Van Alen
Ocean Lawn 1889 Peabody and Stearns Mrs. William Gammell
Althorp 1890 Peabody and Stearns John Thompson Spencer
Rough Point 1891 Peabody and Stearns Frederick W. Vanderbilt
Ochre Court 1891 Richard Morris Hunt Ogden Goelet
Beacon Rock 1891 McKim, Mead, and White E. D. Morgan
Marble House 1892 Richard Morris Hunt William K. Vanderbilt and Alva Vanderbilt
Belcourt Castle 1892 Richard Morris Hunt Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont
Harold Brown Villa 1894 Dudley Newton,
Olmsted Brothers,
Ogden Codman Jr.
Harold Brown
Newport Country Club 1895 Whitney Warren Theodore Havemeyer
The Breakers 1895 Richard Morris Hunt, Odgen Codman Jr. Cornelius Vanderbilt II
Beachmound 1897 Henry I. Cobb Benjamin Thaw
Dudley Newton House 1897 Dudley Newton Dudley Newton
Crossways 1898 Dudley Newton Mamie Fish and Stuyvesant Fish
Vernon Court 1898 A. J. Hastings Richard Gambrill
High Tide 1900 Whitney Warren William Starr Miller
Wildacre 1901 Irving Gill Albert Olmsted
The Elms 1901 Horace Trumbauer Edward J. Berwind
Hopedene 1902 Peabody and Stearns E. H. G. Slaters
Rosecliff 1902 Stanford White Hermann Oelrichs and Theresa Fair Oelrichs
Clarendon Court 1904 Horace Trumbauer Edward C. Knight
Harbour Court 1905 Cram, Goodhue,
and Ferguson
Commodore John Nicholas Brown
Clingstone 1905 J. D. Johnston,
William Trost Richards
Joseph Samuel Lovering Wharton
Berkeley Villa 1910 Ogden Codman Jr. Martha Codman
Miramar 1914 Horace Trumbauer George Widener
Source: Wurman, Richard Saul. The Newport Guide. 2nd ed. Richard Saul Wurman and The Preservation Society of Newport County. Newport, RI: 2002.


Kay Davis, University of Virginia, © 2001