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Rosecliff is modeled on the Grand Trianon at Versailles, but was meant to be even more lavish in layout and decor.
 
 

 

Another famous New England architect, Stanford White, built Rosecliff between 1899 and 1902 for Theresa Fair Oelrichs, whose father had made a fortune in the silver mines of Nevada's Comstock Lode.

Miss Theresa Fair met Hermann Oelrichs in Newport, they married, bought the property that is now Rosecilff, and designed a house fit for the lavish entertainments they enjoyed.

The ballroom at Rosecliff is the largest in Newport. The mansion is still used for gala dinners and entertainments:

Ballroom at Rosecliff Mansion, Newport RI
The ballroom at Rosecliff ready for a gala dinner...

In 1971 its last private owners, Mr & Mrs J Edgar Monroe, donated the house and all its furnishings to the Preservation Society of Newport County, which now cares for it.

Does Rosecliff look a little familiar? You may recognize it as one of the locations featured in the motion pictures 27 Dresses, Amistad, The Great Gatsby, and True Lies.

Rosecliff
548 Bellevue Avenue (Map of Newport)
Newport, RI 02840


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Rosecliff, Newport RI

Rosecliff, on Bellevue Avenue in Newport RI.

 

 

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