The Wanton-Lyman-Hazard house, named after the early families who lived there, is the oldest remaining house in Newport. Built in 1675, it is considered one of the finest Jacobean houses in Newport England. Throughout its history, the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House reflected the tastes and aspirations of a thriving seaport town. In 1927, the Newport Historical Society purchased the run-down property and retained Norman Isham, a noted restoration architect, to stabilize and restore the building. Read more.