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Rogues and Heroes of Newport's Gilded Age

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Newport, Rhode Island, was the summer playground of the Gilded Age for the Astors, Belmonts and Vanderbilts. They built lavish villas designed by the best Beaux Arts–style architects of the time, including Richard Morris Hunt, Charles McKim and Robert Swain Peabody. America’s elite delighted in referring to these grand retreats as “summer cottages,” where they would play tennis and polo and sail their yachts along the shores of the Ocean State. The coachman had an important role as the discreet outdoor butler for...
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Newport, Rhode Island, was the summer playground of the Gilded Age for the Astors, Belmonts and Vanderbilts. They built lavish villas designed by the best Beaux Arts–style architects of the time, including Richard Morris Hunt, Charles McKim and Robert Swain Peabody. America’s elite delighted in referring to these grand retreats as “summer cottages,” where they would play tennis and polo and sail their yachts along the shores of the Ocean State. The coachman had an important role as the discreet outdoor butler for Gilded Age gentlemen—not only was he in charge of the horses, but he also acted as a travel advisor and connoisseur of entertainment venues. From the driver’s seat, author and guide Edward Morris provides a diverse collection of biographical sketches that reveal the outrageous and opulent lives of some of America’s leading entrepreneurs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609497552
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 813,824
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Ed Morris is a veteran reporter, history tour guide, and author of A GUIDE TO NEWPORT’S CLIFF WALK.
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Table of Contents

Preface 7

Acknowledgements 9

I History of Colonial Newport 11

Six Thousand British Troops Occupy Newport 12

Summer Home of the Gilded Age 13

The Sail Yachting Capital of New England 13

Founded for Religious Freedom 13

Bought Land from the Indians 14

Thirty Antinomians Founded Newport 15

Rum Traded for Slaves 15

George III Came to the Throne 16

Sugar Act Cuts into Profits 16

Rhode Island First to Declare Independence 18

French Troops Arrived 18

Rochambeau Persuades Washington 18

II Biographies 21

Commodore Matthew C. Perry 21

August Belmont 23

Alfred Smith 25

James G. Bennett 32

Richard M. Hunt 46

Stanford White 53

III Coachman's Drive-Around Tour 61

Downtown Harbor Front and Colonial Newport 61

Bellevue Avenue-North 76

Bellevue Avenue-South 93

Beginning of Ocean Drive 105

Harrison Avenue and Harbor Front 114

Coachman's Favorite Old Inns and Restaurants 121

Bibliography 123

About the Author 125

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