The Newport Experience: Sustaining Historic Preservation Into the 21st Century (Hardcover)
- The Preservation Society of Newport County gives more than 1 million tours to visitors from over 100 countries annually, making it one of the most-visited museums in New England- The Society has welcomed 40 million visitors since its founding in 1945- The 88 acres of historic landscapes also comprise an accredited arboretum- The properties are: The Breakers and its Stable & Carriage House, Chateau-sur-Mer, Chepstow, The Elms, Green Animals Topiary Garden, Hunter House, Isaac Bell House, Kingscote, Marble House and RosecliffPreserving a historic house is a labor of love. Preserving nearly a dozen houses, from Colonial-era Georgian to opulent Gilded Age mansions, becomes a mission. In this book, The Preservation Society of Newport County shares its 75 years of experience in conserving three centuries of the finest achievements in American architecture, decorative arts and landscape design. This fully illustrated volume is an essential resource for all heritage, architecture and preservation enthusiasts - as well as anyone enchanted by the unique grandeur of Newport, Rhode Island.