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      TR15 Gilded Age Newport in Color in Newport

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      April 27, 2019

      Saturday   1:00 PM

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      TR15 Gilded Age Newport in Color

      Walking & Bus TourKeith Stokes, 1696 Heritage Group, Tour LeaderAIA CES: 4 LUWhile Newport, Rhode Island, is internationally recognized for its Gilded Age mansions, historic landscapes and leading families, few would know that Newport during the Gilded Age summers would also be host to many important aspects of African-American culture and heritage.Many of the structures connected with African-American history reflect the dominant styles found in 18th- and 19th-century New England, most notably the Central Chimney Saltbox, Federal Period, Queen Anne shingle, and Gothic Revival styles. Many of these structures still exist largely as a result of the city's early historic preservation efforts and the on-going adaptive reuse of properties.Tour participants will walk through streets and neighborhoods that once comprised four African heritage churches, several civic organizations, and scores of homes and businesses that catered both to Newport's large community of color and serviced needs of its summer residents. The tour will end with a visit to Touro Synagogue, America's oldest existing Jewish place of worship and historic structure, like many in early Newport that were built with free and enslaved African labor.  This tour is open to the public and is part of the 72nd Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians.   FAQs How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact us at 312-573-1365 or email Where does the tour meet? The tour will depart from the ground floor lobby of the Rhode Island Convention Center (1 Sabin St, Providence). The times indicate when the tour will depart from the lobby and the time the tour will return to the convention center. Please plan to arrive a few minutes prior to the departure of your tour.

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