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Date

May 1990

Description

The house has also been known as the Herman Oelrichs House or the J. Edgar Monroe House. It was commissioned by Theresa Fair Oelrichs, a silver heiress from Nevada, along with her husband, Hermann, and her sister, Virginia Fair, in 1891. The architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White to designed the summer home for entertaining on a grand scale. The principal architect, Stanford White, modeled the mansion after the Grand Trianon of Versailles, but smaller and reduced to a basic "H" shape.

Notes

Bibliography: Jordy, William H. "Buildings of Rhode Island" Oxford University Press, 2004. p. 570

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This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Role

Designers

Creator 3 Role

Architect

Building Type

Mansion

Building Style

Beaux-Arts

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

Rosecliff; Newport; mansions; architecture;

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