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The American Country Place Era (virtual)

March 25 @ 5:30 pm

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Leslie B. Jones, Director of Museum of Affairs and Chief Curator, The Preservation Society of Newport County – Following the end of the Gilded Age, circa 1900, the built environment of America’s wealthy took a turn into a new age of architecture. The American Country Place Era was a subtle yet definable shift as wealth expanded across the nation, cities grew, and industry boomed, resulting in major home building projects distinguished by a proclivity for historical revival styles in structural architecture and complimentary landscape architecture designs. Leslie Jones will discuss various examples of this Gilded Age bookend, illustrating edifices from Massachusetts to Tennessee.

Leslie Jones has been the Director of Museum Affairs and Chief Curator for the Preservation Society since April 2019. Prior to this role, she has consulted with various historical sites across the country and served as the Director of Museum Affairs and Curator of Decorative Arts at Cheekwood (Nashville) and the Curator and Director of Historical Resources and Programming at the White House Historical Association (D.C.).

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March 25
5:30 pm


Newport Mansions
424 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island
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