A guide to Newport's Cliff Walk : tales of seaside mansions & the Gilded Age elite

by Morris, Ed

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction F89.N5 M792 2009
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  F89.N5 M792 2009
Crafton Public Library Adult - Non-Fiction 917.45 MORRIS 2009 CRAFTON 01/20
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Adult - Non-Fiction
Call Number  917.45 MORRIS 2009 CRAFTON 01/20

From the grand majesty of the Breakers to the beautiful proportions of Rosecliff, these houses are enduring reminders of the architectural flowering of the Gilded Age.

Where the salty air mingles with the far-off laughter of women in ball gowns, the houses of the Newport Cliff Walk preside in grandeur over the crashing waves below. Walking along the paved trail, it's easy to imagine the faintest hint of a waltz coming from the windows of Beechwood, or to envision the Duchess of Windsor's carriage arriving for a visit at Fairholme. Ed Morris takes you on a tour of twenty-four historic mansions and landmarks, entertaining along the way with tales of splendor and style, social maneuvering and matchmaking.

Additional Information
Subjects Walking -- Rhode Island -- Newport -- Guidebooks.
Newport (R.I.) -- Guidebooks.
Newport (R.I.) -- History.
Publisher Charleston, SC :History Press,2009
Language English
Description 158 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 18 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [157]-158).
ISBN 9781596294387
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