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Bellevue Avenue

Preserving our Historic Gates, Fences and Walls

The gates, fences and walls of Bellevue Avenue, dating from the mid-19th to the early 20th centuries, represent the work of a number of prominent American architects. These enclosures made of brick, stone, wood andiron reflect a variety of construction methods, materials and historic revival styles. When taken as a whole, all of these gates, walls, and fences serve as a character-defining framework for Bellevue Avenue; they are the first elements an individual sees and encounters.

However, the very gates, walls, and fences that define this legendary street are not appropriately protected under the present Historic District Ordinance. Newport’s residents must remain vigilant in order to preserve the beauty and historic significance of one of the city’s most important streets.

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