Lost Newport - Part I
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Newport History, ISSN: 0028-8918, Vol: 74, Issue: 253, Page: 3
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- https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol74/iss253/3; https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1030&context=newporthistory
- Newport RI; mansions; Bellevue Avenue; The Preservation Society of Newport County; American Art and Architecture; Historic Preservation and Conservation
Due to the surge in property values of coastal real estate throughout the United States, Newport presents a facade of relative prosperity. Few modern Newporters, due to changing demographics, and virtually no visitors are aware, however, that since the late 1930s, over one-third of Newport’s historic estates have been demolished for residential and commercial subdivision, including at least a dozen sites of national architectural significance.