The 2012 Architectural Symposium: “Trumbauer is Subject of Symposium”

There are many great architects who worked in Newport over its long and illustrious history. Richard Morris Hunt, Stanford White and Peter Harrison are all names that have become familiar to those that read the “Archi-Text” column regularly. A somewhat less familiar name, but an architect of national prominence who worked in Newport at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the early twentieth century is Horace Trumbauer.  His work included three of the great houses along Bellevue Avenue (The Elms, Clarendon Court and Miramar) and a major addition and renovations to a fourth mansion (Rough Point).  He also transformed a relatively modest Victorian-era cottage, Seaweed, into a much grander and classically inspired house.  It is this architect who has been selected to be the topic for this year’s Architectural Symposium, scheduled for Saturday May 5th at the Newport Casino. More