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Newport, RI 02840

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Walking & Bus Tour (lunch included)
Paul Miller, Independent Scholar, Tour Leader

AIA CES: 9 LU • ML4

Newport was a major commercial seaport and center for the arts and crafts during the colonial era. Founded upon the principle of freedom of conscience, the colony of Rhode Island welcomed a diverse population of Sephardic Jews, Quakers, and many other religious sects who settled in Newport. The vibrant economic and cultural life of 18th-century Newport is expressed in its public buildings, such as Trinity Church (1726), Touro Synagogue (1762), and in private dwellings, including the Nichols-Wanton-Hunter House (1748). Today, Newport survives as one of the largest wooden cities of the colonial period in British-occupied North America. This itinerary involves walking tours in the 18th-century Point and Hill Districts of Newport. Sites to be visited in the Point district: Robinson House (1760), and in the historic Hill district: Trinity Church (1726), Touro Synagogue (1762), Colony House (1739), Friends Meeting House (c. 1700), and White Horse Tavern (c. 1700). Lunch will be at the Redwood Library and Athenaeum (1748), designed by architect Peter Harrison; it is the earliest example of English Palladian architecture in Newport and a significant landmark of the style in North America. The tour concludes at the Isaac Bell House (1881–83), one of the early Shingle Style works of McKim, Mead & White, which has been the focus of a five-year conservation study. After that visit, the group will join the 19th Century Newport Group for a reception at the Colonial Revival house of Ronald Lee Fleming (Ogden Codman, 1910) and his garden with his library and garden follies.

This tour is open to the public and is part of the 72nd Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians.

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Contact us at 312-573-1365 or email info@sah.org.

Where does the tour meet?

The tour will depart from the ground floor lobby of the Rhode Island Convention Center (1 Sabin St, Providence). The times indicate when the tour will depart from the lobby and the time the tour will return to the convention center. Please plan to arrive a few minutes prior to the departure of your tour.

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