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Links 1 through 10 of 20 by Dowling Library tagged asc4184+rich and famous

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The Breakers in Newport, RI has been preserved and is open for tours. It was built in 1893 when Cornelius Vanderbilt II and his wife Alice Claypoole Gwynne Vanderbilt commissioned architect Richard Morris Hunt to design this grand summer cottage.

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This is a good site for external pictures of the architecture.

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This is an online article from Resource Library an online publication of Traditional Fine Arts Organization. Please be sure to click the many embedded links to other articles about the Biltmore and the North Carolina Vanderbilts.

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This Newport, RI estate was constructed between 1891 and 1894 by the architect Richard Morris Hunt, for Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont. The estate is now open for tours. In 1896, Oliver H.P. Belmont married Alva Erskine Smith Vanderbilt, the ex-wife of Oliver’s best friend and business partner, William Kissam Vanderbilt. Alva and her son, Harold Sterling Vanderbilt, lived here for many years, preferring this Castle to Marble House. See also: Idle Hour and Marble House.

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Links to the homes maintained by the Preservation Society of Newport.

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Jorstadt Castle was built for Frederic Bourne. It was built between 1896 and 1904. The castle is also known as "Dark Towers" and "Singer Castle."

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"La Cuesta" or "the Hearst Castle" is the former home of William Randolph Hearst. It was built between 1922 & 1927 by Julia Morgan.

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Singer Castle was built for Frederic Bourne. It was built between 1896 and 1904. The castle is also known as "Dark Towers" and "Jorstadt Castle"

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Whitehall is the former home of Henry Morrison Flagler. It was built in 1901 by John Carrere and Thomas Hastings.

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