Breakers, The

Also known as: Vanderbilt, (Cornelius, II), House
Ochre Point Ave., Newport, Rhode Island

Photos 

The Breakers

1. NORTHWEST FRONT FROM THE NORTH

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Street Views 

Description 

Modeled on the north Italian Villas of Genoa and Turin, "The Breakers" was designed by Richard Morris Hunt. The last of the great Vanderbilt houses he designed, it was erected between 1893 and 1895. More than any other large Newport residence, it stands as the epitome of its time and symbol of Newport's importance as the "watering spot" of the wealthy. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS RI-339)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 10, 1971
Reference number
71000019
Architectural style
Victorian: Renaissance
Areas of significance
Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1893; 1895

Update Log 

  • April 18, 2017: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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