A Guide to
Newport's Cliff Walk
By Ed Morris

Tales of 23 of Cliff Walk's "Cottages"
Their Families and Foibles
Their Fortunes and Architects

» 92 Pages focusing on the development of Newport as High Society's summer playground for the extremely rich and well connected ... the Gilded Age industrial elite

» Features map and 23 mansion photos and stories about the fortunes and families, foibles and architects

» Six 2-Page Photo spreads illustrating and describing the Surreal Life of the Grande Dames and their Wealthy Husbands

» Tells the History of Cliff Walk and Bellevue Avenue:

The world of The Mrs. Aster and her High Priest Ward McAllister;
The snob Harry Lehr and Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont, who not only got the Vanderbilts in High Society, but got women the right to vote;
Commodore Vanderbilt who left the first $100 million fortune; and
Stanford White, shot by the husband of his former mistress

» The facts ... but spiked with comic relief

» Take your own two-mile, two hour tour with A Guide to Newport's Cliff Walk ... a the time most convenient to you

About the Author
   Ed Morris is a veteran reporter for two Connecticut newspapers and earlier a correspondent for the United Press International’s Berlin Bureau.
    In developing this book as a basis for the Newport Historical Society’s guided tours of Cliff Walk, he has made extensive use of their research facilities and reports, but the responsibility for the material contained is his own.

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Cliff Walk: Table of Contents
    Cliff Walk History
    North Map and 360 Panoramas
    South Map and 360 Panoramas
1. The Start at Memorial Boulevard
2. The Forty Steps at Narragansett Ave.
3. Salve Regina University/Breakers
4. Ruggles Avenue to the Studio
5. The Studio to the Tea House and Tunnels
6. The Tunnel to the Bridge
7. The Bridge to Ledge Road
8. Ledge Road to the End at Bellevue Ave.
    Cliff Walk Home Page

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