Slide Title

Newport- The Breakers

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Date

Winter 12-1971

Description

The Breakers, an 10-acre estate on Ochre Point overlooking the ocean in Newport, Rhode Island, epitomizes the wealth and extravagance of America's Gilded Age. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt for Cornelius Vanderbilt the solid stone Renaissance Revival summer palace was built to replace a wooden "cottage" (Peabody and Stearns) that burned in 1882. Hunt drew multiple designs for the building, many of which still survive, but ultimately went in a style that drew inspiration from a 16th century Genoese palazzo.

Notes

Bibliography: Jordy, William H, Ronald J. Onorato, and William M. K. Woodward. "Buildings of Rhode Island." Oxford: New York, 2004. p. 561-562.; 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. 141-144

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1827-1895

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Building Type

Mansion

Building Style

Renaissance Revival

Subject Headings

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

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Newport

Street Address

44 Ochre Point Avenue

Keywords

The Breakers; mansions; Newport; historic buildings;

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