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Newport City Hall

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1898–1900, J. D. Johnston. 1927, interior and top floor destroyed by fire; rebuilt, W. Cornell Appleton. 43 Broadway (at Bull St.)
  • (Damie Stillman)

Another masonry block, this one mansarded, is the city hall. It has mansarded towers in each corner and one at the center of the front elevation with a second-floor porch for imagined mayoral proclamations, and originally a circular cupola on top. A long slope for the entrance stairs was meant for majesty of approach. Inside, a watercolor perspective of the original building from Johnston's office hangs in the much revamped first-floor hall.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.


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William H. Jordy et al., "Newport City Hall", [Newport, Rhode Island], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Rhode Island, William H. Jordy, with Ronald J. Onorato and William McKenzie Woodward. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004, 518-518.

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