Monday, August 27, 2012
18th century Venetian paintings have been restored to their original home at The Elms.
The largest collection of 18th century Venetian paintings in America has been restored to its original American home at The Elms (1901) in Newport, RI, fifty years after many of the paintings were auctioned off as the house was being prepared for demolition. Thanks to the extreme generosity of a small group of donors, The Preservation Society of Newport County has been able to purchase the last two paintings which had been missing from the dining room of The Elms, bringing the room back to the way it looked when it was completed by architect Horace Trumbauer and interior decorator Jules Allard in 1901. “This is a truly significant preservation story,” said Preservation Society CEO & Executive Director Trudy Coxe. “We’ve not only re-…
Friday, February 17, 2012
The mansion will make an appearance this Saturday on the home renovation show.
The Elms will make an appearance on PBS this Saturday on This Old House: The Barrington Project. According to the Preservation Society of Newport County’s newsletter, Norm Abrams visited the Elms last fall while shooting a segment for the project. “He was impressed by what he saw as he examined the extraordinary architecture of The Elms, and especially the inner workings, including the old circuit breakers and heating system,” the newsletter reads. This Old House visits Rhode Island for the first time during its project in Barrington. According to its website, the Abrams and his crew are restoring a 1925 seaside cottage over the course of the season. The show airs on Channel 8.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Revisit your younger days when you hopped in the car, started the engine and drove off in search of something fun. The Sunday Patch Passport maps out where you can go on a 15-, 30- or 60-minute drive from your home. You won’t want to miss these unique sto
Revisit your younger days when you hopped in the car, started the engine and drove off in search of something fun. When's the last time you visited the Newport Mansions? Sure, you've driven by them, but have you actually gone inside to see the majesty within? Here's your chance. The Breakers. The Elms. Marble House. Rosecliff. These names have become synonymous with Newport, but when was the last time you actually visited them? With almost a dozen portraits of America's Gilded Age lining the streets of Newport, there is usually something new or unique coming to their perfectly manicured lawns. On Aug. 6, A Midsummer Night's Dream comes to the Elms, while several authors plan to make appearances at the Newport Mansion Store. Rosecliff and …