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Tour of Newport, RI

BTES Conference 2013
Roger Williams University | New Jersey Institute of Technology

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Bristol, Rhode Island, United States




Optional Architectural Walking Tour of Newport, RI – Thursday, July 11
For conference attendees who wish to arrive early, there will be an optional walking tour of Historic Newport Rhode Island on the Thursday before the conference. There will be a separate fee for this daylong event to cover transportation and lunch. Newport is home to one of the largest collection of historic buildings still in active use. The turn of the century mansions, early American wood framed houses, and boatbuilding facilities are all part of the culture and fabric of Newport. We will also have a guided tour of the International Yacht Restoration School located on Newport harbor.

National Historic Landmarks
Brick Market, today the Museum of Newport History. Built in 1762 by self-taught architect Peter Harrison, it is located at the west end of Washington Square, along Thames Street. It demonstrates an advanced and sophisticated classicism throughout its Georgian design.
Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, on Broadway a short distance from the Colony House. Another Munday design, built by at least 1697, this is the oldest house in Newport. Its renovation reflects several different styles it passed through in the century after its construction.
Old Colony House, at the east end of Washington Square where Broadway enters. The colonial and state legislatures met in this well-preserved Georgian public building, the fourth-oldest statehouse in the U.S.
Hunter House, on Washington Street in Easton's Point. A well-preserved Georgian frame house that contains much high-quality woodworking and furniture from Newport cabinetmakers of the period.

Building on Washington Square was a popular destination for off-duty military personnel after its 1911 construction. Now serves as low-income housing.[10]
Great Friends Meeting House, on Marlborough Street. Built by Quakers in 1699, it is the oldest house of worship in the state.
White Horse Tavern On current site on Marlborough Street since 1652, in current building since 1687, making it the oldest drinking establishment in the U.S.
Newport Mansions along the Cliff Walk and historic Bellevue Avenue, also home to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
International Yacht Restoration School - 9 Thames St. Newport, RI

IYRS powers careers in the marine industry. We are an internationally known school, focused on preparing students to enter and excel in all aspects of modern boatbuilding. With campuses in the heart of historic Newport and Bristol, Rhode Island, IYRS offers the most advanced technical training in Boatbuilding & Restoration, Marine Systems, and Composites Technology. All classes are taught by industry experts who are excellent educators.
Located in a coastal region where boating is a major part of the local culture and commerce, the school has not only become known for training fine craftsmen and technicians: IYRS is a vibrant maritime center enjoyed by the public. Its doors are open to all those who want to see how craftsmen train, and through its affiliation with the Museum of Yachting, located across Newport Harbor; IYRS is home to important restoration projects and accompanying exhibitions that draw visitors from around the world.

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