Preservation Society of Newport County
The Preservation Society of Newport County is a private, non-profit organization based in Newport, Rhode Island. It is Rhode Island's largest and most-visited cultural organization. The organization protects the architectural heritage of Newport County, especially the Bellevue Avenue Historic District. Seven of its 14 historic properties and landscapes are National Historic Landmarks, and most are open to the public.
The Preservation Society of Newport County was founded in 1945 by a group of Newport residents led by Katherine and George Warren to save Hunter House from demolition. They were known as the Georgian Society until they changed their name to the Preservation Society of Newport County.
Properties open to the public
- Arnold Burying Ground, founded 1675
- Hunter House, built 1748–1754
- Kingscote, originally George Noble Jones House, built 1839
- Chateau-sur-Mer, built 1852
- Chepstow, built 1860
- Green Animals Topiary Garden, built c.1860
- Isaac Bell House, built 1883
- Marble House, built 1888–1892
- The Breakers, built 1893–1895
- The Elms, built 1898–1901
- Rosecliff, built 1899–1902
- White Horse Tavern, built in 1673 (restored by the PSNC in 1952, but now privately owned and operated as a working tavern)
- Malbone Castle and Estate, built 1848, bequeathed to the PSNC in 1978, later sold as a private residence.
- The Preservation Society of Newport County Official Web Site.
- The Preservation Society of Newport County: an introduction from Magazine Antiques, April 1995.