Vernon House

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Vernon House
Vernon House is located in Rhode Island
Vernon House
Location Newport, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°29′19″N 71°18′50″W / 41.48861°N 71.31389°W / 41.48861; -71.31389Coordinates: 41°29′19″N 71°18′50″W / 41.48861°N 71.31389°W / 41.48861; -71.31389
Built 1700
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Georgian
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 68000005
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 24, 1968[1]
Designated NHL November 24, 1968[2]

Vernon House is a National Historic Landmark built in Newport, Rhode Island around 1760 at 46 Clarke Street.

Around 1760 William Vernon built the Georgian house probably with the assistance of Peter Harrison. It became a landmark in 1968. Count de Rochambeau used the house as his headquarters when the French allies stayed in Newport during the American Revolution.[2]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1968.[2][3]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b c "Vernon House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-06-29. 
  3. ^ ___NPS PDF FOCUS WEBSITE DOWN 6.29.08 ADD LATER____ (, 19). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: _____ PDF (32 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying ____ photos, exterior and interior, from 19___ PDF (32 KB)

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