Sanford-Covell Villa Marina

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The Sanford-Covell Villa Marina in Newport, Rhode Island, United States, was completed in 1870 by architect William Ralph Emerson for Milton H. Sanford of Pimlico Race Course fame. It is also known as the William King Covell III House.

William King Covell II bought the house on 72 Washington Street in 1896 and it has remained in his family until this day. It is currently owned by Anne Ramsey Cuvelier, the great granddaughter of William King Covell II, who uses it for a bed and breakfast business.

Lizzie Borden, a family friend who stood trial for murder, stayed with the Covell family after her acquittal in the summer of 1893. She stayed at the winter home of the Covell family on Farewell Street[1] where the famous photo of her on the porch was taken. It is assumed that she also spent some time at 72 Washington Street.


Coordinates: 41°29′39.0″N 71°19′16.8″W / 41.494167°N 71.321333°W / 41.494167; -71.321333