The Many Faces of Newport

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Newport has the most numerous surviving colonial buildings of any city in the United States.  These colonial houses are beautifully maintained and colourful.  The diverse architecture reflects its changing population and fortunes.  There are the colonial buildings of the seafarers, grand mansions of the industrial magnates, boarding houses and hotels for the non-magnate population and commercial buildings.

This charming building was built in 1872 to be the office for Dudley Newton who was one of the main architects of Newport in the 19th century.  He was famous for creating the “Newton Roof” – a decorative roof which hid a building’s gutters.

Lots of the older buildings are now charming inns.

The Artillery Company is the oldest military organisation in continuous service in the United States.  It was chartered by King George II in 1741.


Some more charming sites around Newport, including the fire house, a quintessential New England church spire…

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I am an American expat based in London with my travel-loving family. I write at Just Go Places Blog about luxury, cultural and family travel.

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