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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.)

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.

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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—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/RI-01-NE4.

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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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