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Beaulieu House, Newport

  • Address: 615 Bellevue Ave
  • Vicinity: Just S of Marble House
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1856/07/00 Calvert Vaux Architect Peruvian merchant, Federico Barreda, pays $24,000 for about 9 acres on the Bellevue Ave hill overlooking Narrangansett Bay. He then hires Calvert Vaux to design his Summer Cottage.
1887/00/00 William Waldorf Astor, 1st Viscount Astor Owner William Waldorf Astor inherits Beaulieu after the death of John Jacob Astors III's wife in 1887.
1901/00/00 Cornelius Vanderbilt III Home Mary and William Waldorf Astor move to England, renting his summer cottage to Cornelius Vanderbilt III.
1911/00/00 Cornelius Vanderbilt III Home Cornelius Vanderbilt buys Beaulieu from Mary and William Waldorf Astor.
1961/00/00 Ruth Elizabeth Hale Buchanan Owner Wiley Buchanan and wife Ruth buy Beaulieu, a decaying masterpiece, for $100,000. "My husband never told me what it cost but in those days, in the early '60's, you could buy whatever you wanted for $100,000 or less. Nobody cared. Newport was dead." Ruth
1962/00/00 Ruth Elizabeth Hale Buchanan Hostess Wiley and Ruth Buchanan host a party for Crown Prince Juan Carlos of Spain.

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Particulars for Beaulieu House, Newport:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Level of Significance Local
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Architectural Style Second Empire
Historic Use Single dwelling

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