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The turn of the nineteenth century saw unprecedented affluence in America's upper classes. This wealth was used to create some of the nation's most beautiful homes designed by leading architects of the era. Many of these estates were surrounded by lush designed landscapes. This legacy is evidenced by the beautiful homes and summer "cottages" built by such famous families as the Vanderbilts, Berwinds and Colts.

Newport
       The Breakers
       The Elms
       Chateau-Sur-Mer
       Chepstow
       Issac Bell House
       Kingscote
       Marble House
       Rosecliff
       Belcourt Castle
       Astor's Beechwood Mansion
       Newport Art Museum
       International Tennis Hall of Fame
       Rough Point
       National Museum of American Illustration

Portsmouth
       Glen Manor

Bristol
       Blithewold Mansion
       Linden Place Museum

Personalities
         Alva Vanderbilt
         Samuel Pomeroy Colt