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LECTURE: Bonita Billman, "America's Gilded Age: Cottages of Newport, Part II"

  • The Suburban Club 7600 Park Heights Avenue Baltimore, MD 21208 (map)

America’s Gilded Age: Cottages of Newport, Part II
Bonita Billman, instructor in art history, Georgetown University

There were many playgrounds for the rich in Gilded Age America. No vacation spot captured more clientele than Newport, Rhode Island. The preeminent architects of Gilded Age New York City also designed the summer homes (called “cottages” in the height of understatement)for the Vanderbilts, Astors and Goelets. This talk will be a brief look at some of the great Newport cottages, their interior decoration and architectural styles.

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