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
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
Today it is one of the mansions operated by the Preservation Society of Newport County.
Stained Glass by the front door
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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 and interior courtyard from promenade
The casino is actually a complex of buildings and open spaces.
Casino and promenade from Theatre
Today it is home to the National Tennis Hall of Fame, the National Tennis Club,
a Stanford White designed auditorium used by Salve Regina University,
Court Tennis Court
and one of eight court tennis courts in the country.
The exterior spaces (Originally for archery, croquet, and lawn tennis) are as lovely as the interior spaces.
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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
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
More La Farge windows
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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
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
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
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 Milwork
The upstairs window seat is lined with beautiful yellow – flowered motif stained glass, creating a beautiful window seat.
Detail, Stained Glass in Window Seat
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Front, Ochre Lodge
Ochre Lodge was built by Architect Dudley Newton in 1882-83 for Mrs. Julia H. Eldridge.
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.
2nd floor hallway window
It still has lovely wood work, stained glass, and other architectural features. I particularly loved the porch.
Ochre Lodge porch
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