Newport Art Museum
Newport, RI

The Newport Art Museum occupies the 1864 John N. A. Griswold house and grounds by architect Richard Morris Hunt. A National Historic Landmark, it is considered a seminal and extremely influential early Stick Style design. The current historic rehabilitation program ensures the long term preservation of the authentic original landscape and exterior and interior features while accommodating expanded public access, exhibition and administrative capabilities.

Extensive historic research was done to document historic elements and existing conditions, as well as an evaluation of the institution. The phased long term plan for historic rehabilitation and related fund raising includes exterior, interior and site treatments. The exterior restoration (Phase I) was complete during the summer of 2001.

(Frank Adams was Project Architect for Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates)

Historic Preservation