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Location DB > United States > Rhode Island > Newport > Brenton Point Stables
Brenton Point Stables
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created by n8wood on 2/21/2006 9:09 PM
last modified by n8wood on 2/21/2006 9:48 PM
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Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Ocean Ave
Newport, Rhode Island
United States
Owner: public property
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  •  Interesting Features
    The stables were built to be fireproof so they have withstood the test of time. It is a beautiful stone shell of a building, but nature is slowly reclaiming it with lots of overgrowth. It's insides are pretty empty except some colorful graffiti along the walls.
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  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1903
    Closed: 0
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    Brenton Point is named after William Brenton, an early settler whose farm occupied most of the land in this area during the seventeenth century. In 1876 the land at the point passed into the hands of Theodore M. Davis, a lawyer and one of the most famous Egyptologists of his time. Between 1876 and 1883 he erected "the Reef", a large shingled mansion characterized by its tall chimneys, distinctive tower and wide windows overlooking the sea. As landscape gardening enthusiast, M. Davis also created some of the most beautiful and extensive formal gardens in Newport.

    The house burned down in the 70's, but the stable and tower still remain. The L-shaped stables at the rear of the estate were designed to be both fashionably grand and fireproof. The tower originally held a four-faced clock and musical chimes.
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    January 2006
    Tue, Feb 21st, 2006
    posted by n8wood
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 6/6/2010 10:17 AM.

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  • on Jun 6 10 at 10:17, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jun 3 10 at 4:02, TheNewDino created a new gallery
  • on Feb 21 06 at 21:48, n8wood changed the following: Province / State (please use full name)
  • on Feb 21 06 at 21:47, n8wood made this location available
  • on Feb 21 06 at 21:44, n8wood changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, History, Recommendation
  • on Feb 21 06 at 21:39, n8wood updated gallery January 2006
  • on Feb 21 06 at 21:39, n8wood created a new gallery
  • on Feb 21 06 at 21:38, n8wood changed the following: Display Name, Notes for Mods, Owner, Type, Street Address, City, Province / State (please use full name), Country, Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Publically Viewable, History, Year Built, Status, Accessibility, Hazards,
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