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Isaac Bell House / Edna Villa, Newport RI

Front facade of Isaac Bell House

Bellevue Ave facade of Isaac Bell House

Built in 1882-1883 by McKim, Mead and White for the Bell family.  The house was purchased in 1891 by the Vanderbilt family lawyer, Samuel Barger, who named the property Edna Villa.

Rear Facade of Isaac Bell House

Rear Facade of Isaac Bell House

I am especially fond of the lines of this house.  I also love the window in the corner of these 2 facades.  It creates a lovely window seat in the upstairs bedroom.

A View of the Entrance Facade (on Perry St.) and the Bellevue Ave. Facade

A View of the Entrance Facade (on Perry St.) and the Bellevue Ave.  Facade

Today it is one of the mansions operated by the Preservation Society of Newport County.

Stained Glass by the front door

Stained Glass by the front door

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Newport Casino, Newport RI

Newport Casino from Bellevue Avenue

Newport Casino from Bellevue Avenue

The casino was built between 1879 -1881 as a social center for Newport.  Back in the day entrance to the casino was gained both by membership and by purchase of a daily pass.

Casino from interior courtyard

Casino and interior courtyard from promenade

The casino is actually a complex of buildings and open spaces.

Casino and promenade from Theatre

Casino and promenade from Theatre

Today it is home to the National Tennis Hall of Fame, the National Tennis Club,

Theatre

Theatre

a Stanford White designed auditorium used by Salve Regina University,

Court Tennis Court

Court Tennis Court

and one of eight court tennis courts in the country.

Promenade Trellis

Promenade Trellis

The exterior spaces (Originally for archery, croquet, and lawn tennis) are as lovely as the interior spaces.

Newport Casino

Newport Casino

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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.

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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

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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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