Photographer/Creator

Chester Smolski
Richard Morris Hunt

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Date

8-1-1974

Description

The original structure at this location was a wood-frame house named The Breakers designed by Peabody and Stearns and owned by Pierre Lorillard. The property was purchased by Cornelius Vanderbilt in 1885 who replaced the original Breakers with this 150,000 square foot Renaissance Revival mansion by Richard Morris Hunt.

Notes

Bibliography: Jordy, William H, Ronald J. Onorato, and William M. K. Woodward. "Buildings of Rhode Island." Oxford: New York, 2004. p. 561-562.

Creator 2 Dates

1827-1895

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Building Type

Mansion

Building Style

Renaissance Revival

Subject Headings

Renaissance revival (Architecture); Mansions -- Rhode Island -- Newport; Historic buildings -- Rhode Island -- Newport

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Newport

Street Address

44 Ochre Point Ave

Keywords

architecture, Renaissance revival, Newport, mansion

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