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Ocean Drive Historic District

Newport, Rhode Island
County of Newport.
Ocean Drive
National Register Number: 76000048
Resource type: District.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Residential district..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 11, 1976):
This large historic district includes the south-western tip of Rhode Island -- not the state, but the island on which Newport is built. It has a rugged, informal character, as compared with the formal aspect of the Bellevue Historic District. It includes early farms and elaborate summer homes, as well as landscapes designed by the Olmsteds to accord with the natural contours of rocky cliffs, green hills and pastures. The area was favored by 19th-century industrial magnates and the social elite.


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