Newport Monuments and Historic Buildings: Marble House
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424 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI
Marble House is one of the gilded age mansions of Newport, Rhode Island. It is now converted into a public museum. It was designed by the architect Richard Morris Hunt and is said to be inspired by the Petit Trianon at Versailles.
The house was built between 1888 and 1892 for William Kissam Vanderbilt. The house was a social landmark that helped spark the transformation of Newport from a relatively relaxed summer colony to a legendary resort of stone palaces.