Newport Home

Newport Home. The Providence Sunday Journal. 1909-09-05. Newspaper Clipping. CCP 19.JPG
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Newport Home

Description

The house is built by Richard Morris Hunt in 49 Catherine Street, Newport, in 1872. It is sold by the Cushman estate in 1890, and then demolished in 1938.

Date

1872-00-00

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Geocode (Latitude)

41.4892467

Geocode (Longitude)

-71.3039304

Secondary Texts: Comments

Paul Miller writes that it "was perhaps the most ambitious of the architect's picturesque 'Swiss chalets' along the Catherine Street corridor. With its dramatically corbeled attic balcony, asymmetrical entrance tower, boldly articulated 'stick style' trim, and outswept veranda, the Cushman villa dominated the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue in the then fashionable heart of the cottage colony. Sold by Miss Cushman's estate in 1890 to James H. and Ella L.B. Darlington, the property remained intact until subsequent sale to Bernice H. (Mrs. Mason D.) Rector in 1938. Severly damaged shortly thereafter by a fire, the house was demolished and contemporrary homes built on the site in the 1950s" (Lost Newport: Vanished Cottages of the Resort Era, 29).
Paul R. Baker's biography of architect Richard Morris Hunt references the house on p. 238.

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Citation

“Newport Home,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed January 22, 2022, https://archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/12.

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