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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1799/07/04 Anne Louis de Tousard Engineer Fort Adams is established as a First System coastal fortification with John Henry as commander. He stayed until the end of 1800.
1799/07/04 John Henry (spy) Commander Fort Adams is established as a First System coastal fortification with John Henry as commander. He stayed until the end of 1800.
1824/00/00 Simon Bernard Engineer Designed by Brigadier General Simon Bernard, the present Fort Adams is built 1824-1857 under the Third System of coastal forts.
1824/00/00 Joseph G Totten Construction Supervisor Designed by Brigadier General Simon Bernard, the present Fort Adams is built 1824-1857 under the Third System of coastal forts.
1824/00/00 Alexander MacGregor Master Stonemason Designed by Brigadier General Simon Bernard, the present Fort Adams is built 1824-1857 under the Third System of coastal forts.
1848/09/00 Benjamin Kendrick Pierce Commander Benjamin K Pierce commands Fort Adams from June 1847 until September 1848.
1956/07/07 Duke Ellington Performer Duke Ellington and his band perform at the Newport Jazz Festival. Ellington at Newport 56
1958/00/00 Mahalia Jackson Performer Jazz greats "Jazz on a Summer's Day" at the Newport Jazz Festival. The film was released in 1959. Jazz on a Summer's Day
1958/00/00 Louis Armstrong Performer Jazz greats "Jazz on a Summer's Day" at the Newport Jazz Festival. The film was released in 1959. Jazz on a Summer's Day
1958/00/00 Dinah Washington Performer Jazz greats "Jazz on a Summer's Day" at the Newport Jazz Festival. The film was released in 1959. Jazz on a Summer's Day
1958/00/00 Chuck Berry Performer Jazz greats "Jazz on a Summer's Day" at the Newport Jazz Festival. The film was released in 1959. Jazz on a Summer's Day
1958/00/00 Thelonious Monk Performer Jazz greats "Jazz on a Summer's Day" at the Newport Jazz Festival. The film was released in 1959. Jazz on a Summer's Day
1965/07/25 Bob Dylan Performer With Al Kooper on organ and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band backing him, Dylan begins plays "Maggie's Farm" on a Fender Stratocaster, an electric guitar instead of an acoustic one. The audience responds with loud jeering and yelling.

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Particulars for Fort Adams:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Engineering
Owner Federal
Structure Type Fortification
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Military
Historic Use Military facility
Area Of Significance Music
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Naval Facility
Owner State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 28th July 1970

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Fort Adams
Registry Address: W of Newport at Fort Adams Rd. and Harrison Ave.
Registry Number: 70000014
Resource Type: District
Owner: State, Federal
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 80
Contributing Buildings: 12
Contributing Structures: 9
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Military, Engineering, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1825-1849, 1800-1824
Significant Year: 1824
Historic Function: Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Naval facility, Military facility, Fortification
Current Function: Education, Defense, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Park

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