A Second Gilded Age for Beechwood?

As most Newporters are well aware, the great mansions along Bellevue Avenue were primarily built during the Gilded Age. This was the period from about 1880 until the first world war, when some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in America were drawn to the “City by the Sea” as a place of summer relaxation and pleasure. Perhaps Newport stands on the cusp of once again being in the spot light and drawing the attention of the wealthy and powerful.

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