Preservation Society of Newport County

Preservation Society of Newport County

Before the founding of the Preservation Society, Newport was both very different than it once was as well as different from what it has now become. In 1945, the glories of the Gilded Age were long past, broken by the 4 sequential catastrophes of World War I, the...
Newport Architectural Forum

Newport Architectural Forum

Newport, as many historians have noted over the years, is an architectural treasure chest. From the Colonial Era, to early Victorian, to the Gilded Age, and finally, to present times, Newport has an amazing breadth and depth of architectural gems for a community that...
Architectural Quotes

Architectural Quotes

52 Great Architectural Quotes   26 Best Quotes About Design by Non-Architects “Architecture must honor three things: Strength. Function. Beauty.” –Vitruvius “Beauty perishes in life, but is immortal in art.” –Leonardo da Vinci “Architecture is frozen...
Preserving Newport

Preserving Newport

As the Archi-TEXT column has pointed out many times, Newport is an extraordinary treasure trove of historic architecture, spanning from the early days of the Colonial settlement of New England and continuing right up until the present day. Newport is fortunate to be a...
Peabody and Stearns

Peabody and Stearns

The Shingle Style, which was described in a previous Archi-TEXT, was an architectural form that developed in the late 19th century in Newport, RI and other New England seaside resort communities. It is often associated with the preeminent firm of the era, McKim Mead...
Vinland Estate

Vinland Estate

A4 Architecture is in the midst of helping fix McAuley Hall, which was originally designed by the noted Boston architectural firm of Peabody & Stearns in 1882 for Catherine Lorillard Wolfe as “The Vinland Estate.” This is one of the “Crown...