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Great American Mansions: Rosecliff


Gilded Age architect Stanford White lavished Beaux Arts ornaments on Rosecliff mansion in Newport, Rhode Island.
Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island

Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, Rhode Island

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Also known as: The Herman Oelrichs House or the J. Edgar Monroe House
Constructed: 1898-1902
Architect: Stanford White of McKim,Mead & Whitet
Location: Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Architect Stanford White was prominent architect famous for his elaborate Gilded Age buildings. Like other architects of the period, White took inspiration from the Grand Trianon château at Versailles when he designed Rosecliff in Newport, Rhode Island.

Constructed of brick, Rosecliff is clad in white terracotta tiles. The ballroom has been used as a set in many movies, including The Great Gatsby (1974), True Lies, and Amistad.

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