“Newport: The Museum of Architecture”

 Newport might rightfully be considered the “Metropolitan Musem of American Architecture” in that it is the repository of some of the most important works by some of this country’s most important architects.  Futhermore, it has the distinction of having a good many buildings from each era of architecture – from the settlement of North America by Europeans in the seventeenth century through the art deco period of the 1920’s.  From that rich early period until the mid 1980’s the dept of the local architectural creation was notably less and yet there are still a few representational examples of many periods present if one knows where to look.

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