Print, Photographic

Object number
P8630
Creator
Hopf, John T.
Date
circa 1950
Description
Photograph that is part of black and white photo essay depicting the restoration of the Chinese Tea House at Marble House. The essay is entitled "Newport's Chinese Tea House: Before and after-a story of neglect and restoration." This photograph, first in the series, depicts the building before its relocation. The Tea House was built for Alva Vanderbilt Belmont in 1913; at the time the photograph was taken, it sat on the edge of the Cliff Walk. Features of the building include a tiled pagoda roof, dragon statuary, columns, and inticately framed windows and doors. A Cliff Walk tunnel can be seen under the building at left.
Subjects
Bellevue Avenue
Chinese Tea House
Cliff Walk
Donal Simpson Associates
Hunt and Hunt
Marble House
Related People & Organizations
Belmont, Alva, 1853-1933 (associated)
Hunt, Joseph (associated)
Hunt, Richard (associated)
Staats, Jeff (associated)