A4 Spotlight: Newport Armory

A4 Spotlight: Newport Armory

Thames Street in Newport has long been the ‘main street’ of the city’s waterfront since its settlement in 1639. Blessed with a perfectly protected deep water harbor just off the Atlantic Ocean routes connecting New York, Boston, and Charlestown, Newport quickly grew...
A4 Spotlight: Arbor Day

A4 Spotlight: Arbor Day

There are many high technology solutions to help fight climate change, but one of the best is also one of the oldest: to plant trees. According to Wikipedia, the first communal celebration of planting trees happened in 1594 in the Spanish village of Monoñedo, where...
A4 Spotlight: Entrained Energy

A4 Spotlight: Entrained Energy

As each year passes, it becomes clearer and clearer that humanity is facing a serious climate crisis.  Temperatures in the Arctic and Antarctic have been measured 70 degrees above normal for this time of year.  The problem often seems so large and intractable that it...
Newport Spotlight: McKim, Mead, and White

Newport Spotlight: McKim, Mead, and White

Newport Architecture Spotlight: McKim, Mead, and White in the Catherine-Kay Neighborhood The architectural firm McKim, Mead, and White, by the turn of the twentieth century would be the largest, most prolific, and most impactful practice in the world.  But just twenty...
A4 Architecture Spotlight: Carriage Houses

A4 Architecture Spotlight: Carriage Houses

In Newport Rhode Island we do not only have the great Gilded Age houses. We also have a wide variety of accessory buildings that were a part of these estates including Gatehouses, Gardener Cottages, and Carriage Houses. As it has been noted in previous articles, many...