The Jacalyn and William P. Egan Lectures

Tuesday August 13, 2019 4:00pm


Jenn Robinson, Research Fellow

Taylor Bye, Research Fellow

$ 10.00


A Picturesque Paradise: Kingscote and Early 19th-Century Landscape Design in Newport

Jenn Robinson, Research Fellow

 In the mid-19th century, landscape design emerged as a professional field in America, promoted by tastemakers such as Andrew Jackson Downing and drawing upon European precedents of the previous century. These trends coincided with early estate development on Newport’s famed Bellevue Avenue and were particularly reflected in the landscape design of one of its first cottages, Kingscote (1839-1841).



For Love of Home & Heritage: The Morris Women as Preservationists

Taylor Bye, Research Fellow

Alletta Nathalie Bailey Morris and her daughters Alletta Morris McBean and Elizabeth Morris Smith were passionate amateur architectural historians and historic preservationists. Learn how these two generations of Morris women documented gothic revival houses, restored Newport’s colonial homes, and left PSNC  one of its most unique houses. 

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