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Bellevue Avenue: Architecture & Preservation in Our Town
The Big Read Walking Tour
Meet at Kingscote, 253 Bellevue Avenue, Newport at 10am
The Bellevue Avenue National Historic Landmark District is home to some of the finest 19th and early 20th century buildings in America. Caitlin Emery, Museum Programs Coordinator for The Preservation Society of Newport County, will lead this tour to explore the historic significance and the remarkable stories of preservation and loss on one of America’s most legendary streets. This event is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of The Big Read, a national effort to encourage community-wide reading projects. Admission is free but advance registration is required, please call (401) 847 1000 ext. 154, or register at www.newportmansions.org/events/events-calendar.
|Where||Kingscote 253 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Phone||(401) 847-1000 ext. 154|
More About Kingscote
Kingscote is a Gothic cottage located at 253 Bellevue Avenue. Kingscote is currently managed by the preservation society and can be toured daily.
Kingscote was crucial to the history and development of Newport through the late 1800's because it paved the way for all mansions to come and also sparked their trend. Before Kingscote was built, Bellevue Avenue was only a dirt path leading up to this piece of land.
Originally owned by George Noble Jones and designed and built by architect Richard Upjohn, Kingscote has a long and interesting history that definitely makes it a place to visit.