Slide Title

Rosecliff Mansion

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Date

May 1990

Description

This detailed view of the back terrace of Rosecliff shows McKim, Mead and White's unusual use of white glazed terra-cotta as the exterior, giving the mansion a pristine, gleaming appearance. The massive French doors separating the ballroom from the terrace face the harbor and allow the interior, also white, to take on the changing hues of daylight.

Notes

Bibliography: William H. Jordy, Buildings of Rhode Island, (s.l, 2004) p. 572. Yarnall, James L. "Newport through Its Architecture : A History of Styles from Postmedieval to Postmodern." Newport, R.I.: Salve Regina University Press in association with University Press of New England, Hanover and London, 2005. p. 155-156.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Role

Designers

Creator 3 Role

Architect

Building Type

Mansion

Subject Headings

Historic buildings – Rhode Island -- Newport; Newport (RI) – Buildings, structures, etc; Rosecliff Mansion (RI); Space (Architecture) – Rhode Island -- Newport;

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Newport

Street Address

548 Bellevue Ave.

Keywords

Newport; Rosecliff; mansions; architecture;

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