Resources & Maps

Selected Readings

Mapping the Newport Experience: A History of the City’s Urban Development ︎

John Tschirch

“The members Rose and Received Them”: African American Church Membership of Hotel Era Newport ︎

Melissa Drake

The Architectural Heritage of Newport, Rhode Island 

Antoinette Downing & Vincent J. Scully, Jr.
2nd ed. New York: Clarkson Potter, 1967

The Sense of Newport

Henry James
Harper’s Monthly Magazine, August 1906

The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings through History

Spiro Kostof
New York: Bullfinch Press, 1991

General Maps of Newport

Maps of Washington Square

This project is made possible by the generous support of Elizabeth "Lisette" Prince and the Buchanan Burnham Endowment for Visiting Scholars.  All images are from the collections of the Newport Historical Society unless otherwise noted.