A4 Perspective: The Changing Waterfront

A4 Perspective: The Changing Waterfront

In the Colonial Era, Newport’s waterfront served as the community’s front door and its lifeblood. There was no other way to reach Newport than by the Long Wharf that projected out into the Narragansett Bay, and which served as the entry point not just for arrivals to...
A4 Perspective: Air Conditioning

A4 Perspective: Air Conditioning

Around the world, the signs of global warming are becoming unmistakable. An arctic glacier is hanging on by the barest of margins. One third of Pakistan was flooded in the recent monsoons, and one heat wave after another has created a record amount of wildfires in the...
A4 Spotlight: 2022 Doris Duke Preservation Awards

A4 Spotlight: 2022 Doris Duke Preservation Awards

Newport is rich with history and historic charm visible through many beautifully designed buildings and homes. Preservation and maintenance of these buildings has fallen to the people who presently inhabit the area. Newport’s culture and history has gone through many...
Newport Spotlight: 141 Pelham

Newport Spotlight: 141 Pelham

Parkgate, located at 141 Pelham Street, was designed by Newport architect George Champlin Mason Sr. Sitting at the corner of Pelham and Bellevue, the site has a rich historical past. In 1844, the site was home to The Atlantic Hotel. During the Civil War, between 1861...
Newport Spotlight: Chepstow Mansion

Newport Spotlight: Chepstow Mansion

In 1860 George Champlin Mason designed an Italianate villa in Newport, RI for Edmund Henry Schermerhorn, who was an American and part of the old New York families of Dutch descent. Today that house is known as Chepstow. It is among a series of houses designed by Mason...