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Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Salve Regina University, Newport RI

Mercy Chapel

Mercy Chapel

Designed by the architect Robert A.M. Stern and built in 2010, the chapel’s stone and shingle exterior complements the historic architecture of Salve Regina’s Ochre Point neighborhood.

Interior, Mercy Chapel

Interior, Mercy Chapel

The structure features a set of 13 leaded opalescent glass windows created by renowned artist John La Farge and a bell tower housing three 1910 bells cast by the Meneely Bell Company.  (See http://www.salve.edu/about/catholicTradition/chapel/)

A La Farge WIndow

A La Farge WIndow

More La Farge windows

More La Farge windows

Click here to see my photos of the Mercy Chapel and details of its glorious windows.

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The Hennery, Salve Regina University, Newport RI

The Hennery, Street facade

The Hennery, Street facade

The Hennery was designed by the architects Peabody and Stearns in 1883 as a farm building for Vinland.

The Hennery, Rear facade

The Hennery, Rear facade

I have seen it refered to as a shingled fantasy.  Salve Regina has restored the structure and is using it.

Click here to see my photos of the Hennery.

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Ochre Court, Salve Regina University, Newport RI

Ochre Court, Street Facade

Ochre Court, Street Facade

Ogden Goelet, a New York real estate developer, hired Richard Morris Hunt to design Ochre Court between 1888-1892.

Ochre Court, Ocean Facade

Ochre Court, Ocean Facade

Inspired by the French chateau of the Loire Valley, it was the first of Hunt’s summer cottages to seek French inspiration.

Main entry under stairs, Ocean vista visible

Main entry under stairs, Ocean vista visible

Many of the interiors retain their gilded age characteristics.

Main hall, 2nd and 3rd floors

Main hall, 2nd and 3rd floors

Main Hall (viewed from 2nd floor)

Main Hall (viewed from 2nd floor)

Stained glass window on 2nd floor stair landing

Stained glass window on 2nd floor stair landing

Ochre Court Dining Room

Ochre Court Dining Room

Ochre Court Ballroom

Ochre Court Ballroom

Ochre Court Salon - detail of wood work

Ochre Court Salon – detail of wood work

Administration building from street

Administration building from street

Today it serves as the administration building of Salve Regina University.

Click here to see more of my photos from Ochre Court.

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William Watts Sherman House, Newport RI

William Watts Sherman House

William Watts Sherman House

An 1874 Shingle Style house designed by architect H.H. Richardson after the Queen Anne designs of Richard Norman Shaw.  It is currently being used as a dormitory at Salve Regina University.

Not bad for dormitory living

Not bad for dormitory living

The house’s decor is by Stanford White.  Including the Library, whose mill work is still fantastic- it is painted peacock green with gold trim and embodies a wide variety of styles- Moroccan, Chinese,  English, etc.

Magnificent Library Millwork

Magnificent Library Milwork

Milwork Detail

Milwork Detail

The upstairs window seat is lined with beautiful yellow – flowered motif stained glass, creating a beautiful window seat.

WIndow seat

WIndow seat

Detail, Stained Glass in Window Seat

Detail, Stained Glass in Window Seat

Click here for more of my photos of the William Watts Sherman House.

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Ochre Lodge, Salve Regina University, Newport RI

Front, Ochre Lodge

Front, Ochre Lodge

Ochre Lodge was built by Architect Dudley Newton in 1882-83 for Mrs. Julia H. Eldridge.

Ochre Lodge, Rear view

Ochre Lodge, Rear view

It is now a dormitory at Salve Regina University.  I had the pleasure of staying here for a few days in June 2012.

Main Stairway

Main Stairway

Stairway detail

Stairway detail

2nd floor hallway window

2nd floor hallway window

It still has lovely wood work, stained glass, and other architectural features.  I particularly loved the porch.

Ochre Lodge porch

Ochre Lodge porch

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Vinland, Newport RI

VInland, from the Ocean side

VInland, from the Ocean side

Vinland was completed in 1884 for a member of the Lorillard family by the architect’s Peabody and Stearns.  It was sold to a member of the Vanderbilt family in 1896 and enlarged by the same architects in 1907.

Window detail

Window detail

I have heard this building referred to as a neo-Viking or Viking revival design.

Viking downspout

Viking downspout

It’s exterior decoration and red color certainly make it unique.

Exterior window frame

Exterior window frame

Today, it and all of its original out buildings belong to Salve Regina University.  The original gate house still proudly displays the name of Vinland.

Vinland Gatehouse

Vinland Gatehouse

Vinland name plate

Vinland name plate

The house’s original interior designs shown below were by Robert Codman, although today the interiors are quite rough in appearence.

Interior detail

Interior detail

I hope that Salve’s administration will renovate and restore the interiors in the future.

Click here to see more of my photos of Vinland.

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Wakehurst, Newport RI

Wakehurst

Wakehurst

Wakehurst was built in 1884 for James J. Van Allen. He employed Architects Charles Kempe and Dudley Newton to build this house, based on a manor house known as “Wakehurst Place” in Kew Gardens, Sussex, England.

Kempe's Stained Glass

Kempe’s Stained Glass

Kempe was a stained glass artist by trade and in addition to the house plans, he designed the stained glass windows inside of Wakehurst.  These windows can still be seen today, as the building serves as the student center for Salve Regina University.

One of the Rooms in the Student Center

One of the Rooms in the Student Center

Interior details

Interior details

The University’s library sits at the opposite end of Wakehurst’s garden, a modern structure inspired by Wakehurst’s gables.

Salve Regina's Library

Salve Regina’s Library

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