Newport Preservation Society To Unveil Bellevue Avenue History Trail

Thursday, November 11, 2010


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The Preservation Society of Newport County has completed the installation of the Bellevue Avenue History Trail, a series of 11 markers that detail the breadth, diversity and preservation of Bellevue Avenue buildings from the Newport Casino to Doris Duke’s Rough Point estate. Each marker contains photographs and text describing the history of the existing buildings on the block, as well as buildings which may no longer exist. By following the markers, visitors walking along Newport’s tony Bellevue Avenue will get a complete overview of the architectural history and remarkable preservation of one of America’s most legendary streets.

Co-Operative Effort

Most of the markers are located on the Preservation Society’s properties, at the Isaac Bell House, The Elms, 424 Bellevue Avenue, Chateau-sur-Mer, Rosecliff, Marble House and Rovensky Park. The Preservation Society worked in conjunction with residents, organizations and commercial property owners in the Bellevue Avenue neighborhood and was grateful for allowing the placement of additional markers on their properties, including the Newport Restoration Foundation for the marker located at Rough Point, Salve Regina University for the marker at the Pell Center for International Relations, David Bazarsky for the marker at Bellevue Plaza, and Aram Garabedian for the marker at the Bellevue Gardens Shopping Center.

The trail will be dedicated on Monday, November 15 at 9am at the Isaac Bell House, at the corner of Bellevue Avenue and Perry Street.


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