Wednesday, June 8, 2016

30th Birthday Trip To Newport, Rhode Island, Part One

Well, my dears I just turned thirty-years-old.

Circa 1989


To celebrate my thirtieth birthday we went to Newport, Rhode Island to visit the Newport Mansions.

Before we went, I bought a dual annual membership ($75) which allowed us to visit any of The Preservation Society of Newport County properties, and it also gave us 10% off at the gift stores.


Rosecliff
-1902-
home of

Theresa "Tessie" Alice Fair
b. June 30th, 1871 d. 1926

married in 1890 to

Herman Oelrich
b. June 8th, 1850 d. September 1st, 1906

Bought in 1891, and completed in 1902 by architect Stanford White, the home was inspired by the Grand Trianon of Versailles. The house is an example of the Baroque Revival style.





The architect Stanford White was shot in the back on June 25th, 1906. The story appeared in the New York American the following day.



Chepstow
-1860-
home of

b. April 1st, 1912 d. March 10th, 1986

married until his death to

Byrnes MacDonald
b. unknown d. unknown

married to

Peter McBean
b. 1910 d. unknown

Built in 1860, by architect George Champlin Mason for Edmund Schermerhorn. It was bought by Morris family in 1911. The house is an example of the Italianate style.





Castle Hill
-1875-

Castle Hill was a perfect ending to a perfect day. The menus are prix-fixe and entertain a lot of local flavors by well-known local chef Lou Rossi.



- Starter -

- Cory's main -

- My main -

We were too busy reminiscing about the day, we forgot a dessert picture.


 After dinner sunset walk, we were blessed with a beautiful sunset.



This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.
- Psalms 118:24-

The next day was sunny as we visited

The Breakers
-1895-
b. November 27th, 1843 d. September 12th, 1899

married in 1867 to

b. November 26th, 1845 d. April 22nd, 1934

Bought in 1885, and built between 1893-1895 by architect Richard Morris Hunt. The house is an example of the Italian Renaissance style.








Chateau-Sur-Mer
- 1852 -

b. August 2nd, 1856 d. September 11th, 1921

married on December 22nd, 1869 to

Edith Malvina Keteltas
b. unknown d. 1927

Chateau-sur-Mer was built as an Italianate style villa forWilliam Shepard Wetmore. He died in 1862, leaving the house to his son. His son commissioned architect Richard Morris Hunt, who remodeled the house in High Victorian style. 


-The ground was covered in forget me not's-


Rough Point
- 1887 -
(Not apart of The Preservation Society of Newport County properties)

Doris Duke
d. November 22nd, 1912 d. October 28th, 1993

married in 1935, until 1943 to

James Cromwell
b. June 4th, 1896 d. March 19th, 1990

married in 1947, to 1951

Porfirio Rubirosa
b. January 22nd, 1909 d. July 5th, 1965

Built in 1887, for Frederick W. Vanderbilt. He sold the house to William B. Leeds in 1906. After his wife's death, she sold the house to James B. Duke in 1922. He undertook many renovations and completed the house in 1924. The following year, he passed and left the house to his twelve year old daughter, Doris. The house is an example of English Manor style.





Spinnakers Café
Jamestown, RI

Since we had fine dining the evening before, we went to a coastal-casual café the following night overlooking the Pell Bridge and marina. Followed by a drive around Newport's coastline.





Beautiful scenery that evening as we watched the sailboats pass. We were looking forward to the next day, a daytrip to Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

A now much older,

Kiki Nakita

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5 comments:

Laura said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
Thank you for sharing this wonderful celebration at Thoughts of Home.
We are so glad you are here!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Such a beautiful Birthday trip! Your photos are all lovely and you and your husband make the perfect couple.
Happy Birthday!
TOHOT~
Jemma

Stacey said...

Happy Birthday! I always enjoy seeing all of your travels. :)

Lea said...

What a magnificent way to celebrate your 30th. Lovely, lovely pictures too!

Jann Olson said...

Oh my, what gorgeous places! The picture with the building and the pink blossoms took my breath away. Happy Birthday to you sweet one! You are still just a babe. :) So glad you got to celebrate your birthday in such a fabulous way! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

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