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May 1990


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.


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.


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Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


Newport; Rosecliff; mansions; architecture;