Samuel Whitehorne House, Newport

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The Whitehorne House is an example of a Federal style mansions at 414 Thames Street in Newport, Rhode Island and is open to the public as a historic house museum.
It was built for Samuel Whitehorne Jr. in 1811 and the exterior feature elegant brick construction. a hipped roof, decorative entry portico, and a formal garden, which ar typical of the Federal Style. It is notable as one of the rare houses to be built in Newport in the Federal Style as the period after the Revolutionary War was a period of slow economic recovery for the city. Interior highlights include a grand central hallway, hand carved details, and a significant collection of early American furniture provided by Doris Duke. It includes examples of the artisans Goddard and Townsend, Benjamin Baker and Holmes Weaver. It is currently owned by the Newport Restoration Foundation
The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
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  • I didn't really think we would like this place that much, but it was only a block from the hotel and you never know... Turns out we were very impressed. This house holds priceless furniture and is ver...  more »
  • If you enjoy 18th Century Townsend & Goddard furniture, this is the place you want to be. We found that the Whitehorne House (Federal Style Mansion which was very nicely maintained thanks to Doris Duk...  more »
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  • Its a nice taste of Newport
  • Doris Duke founded the museum which celebrates the ingenuity and artistry of Newport furniture from the 1600's through the 1800's.

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