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Griswold, John N. A., House

Newport, Rhode Island
County of Newport.
76 Bellevue Avenue
National Register Number: 71000023
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Congressional District: RI-1 Certified Local Government: YES
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 16, 2000):
Completed in 1864, this building is a seminal work by the noted American architect Richard Morris Hunt and is considered by architectural historians to be the first example of the mature Stick Style of architecture. It is also nationally significant as the home, since 1916, of the Art Association of Newport, now called the Newport Art Association, one of the oldest continuously operating art associations in the country. Its founding took place during a transitional period in the history of American art, developing out of the art colony movement and the rise of American Impressionism at the turn of the century, and at the same time introducing innovative New York shows to a New England audience.

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