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Architect McKim, Mead, and White
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Location Newport, Rhode Island   map
Date 1879 to 1880   timeline
Building Type private club and athletic facility
 Construction System brick masonry and wood
Climate temperate
Context urban edge
Style Shingle Style
Notes Enfronting facade facing the street, embracing two-story porches in back.
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Photo, Main Facade

Photo, Elegant Two Story Porches
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Drawings

 


Plan Drawing

Elevation Drawing
Discussion Newport Casino Commentary

"The International Tennis Hall of Fame is located in McKim, Mead, and White's Newport Casino onBellevue Avenue. Although the club rooms are now used for tennis-relateddisplay, much of the original M, M, & W design work is still visible. Thearcaded galleries around the central courtyard are still very evocative ofthe gilded age, and the street frontage shows M, M, & W's genius for makinga Shingle Style building both urbane and original."

—Reidar Dittmann, Jr. (by e-mail, 98.09.03)

Resources
Sources on Newport Casino

Corner/Young. Slide from photographer's collection. PCD.2260.1012.1842.08. PCD.2260.1012.1842.06.

Leland M. Roth. McKim, Mead & White Architects. New York: Harper & Row Publishers,1983. ISBN 0-06-438491-8. IC 83-47559. NA737.M4R65 1983. interior photo of court facade, f58, p69. exterior photo from street, f58, p69.

McKim, Mead, & White. The Architecture of McKim, Mead, & White in Photographs, Plans, and Elevations. New York: Dover Publications, 1990. ISBN 0-486-26556-0. LC 90-43684. NA737.M4A4. floor plan drawing, plate 1. main elevation drawing, plate 1.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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