You are here
Mrs. James C. Porter House (Porter Villa, Old Castle)
One of several stone mansions built in the 1850s by Seth Bradford as Newport summer residences, this was commissioned by a Louisiana woman. The rough texture of the Fall River granite over most of its surface is differentiated by the flat-cut trim work of the entry projection and window surrounds, whose forms, like those of the bracketed eaves, imply Italianate inspiration.
If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.
SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.