John R. Tschirch, Architectural Historian and Honorary Member, Garden Club of America
The Ocean Drive district is a cultural landscape of national significance. Established in the late 1860s, the drive was exceptional for the manner in which its planners worked with the natural topography and views of the sea. It opened the entire southern coast of Newport to development, attracting designers such as Frederick Law Olmsted, the Olmsted Brothers and other renowned landscape architects who created innovative gardens within this unique environment of hills and valleys.
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The Art of Scenery: Creating Ocean Drive
- April 25, 2018
- Salve Regina University - Antone Academic Center
- $10 Suggested Donation