A Royal Mansion in the New World

The grand staircase.


Grand halls.RI_8366

Elegant rooms.RI_8440

Antique kitchen.RI_8552

Down to the garden, it looks like a European palace.

With family fortunes at the beginning of the twentieth century that could match European royalty, this definitely made a statement. And this was just a “summer cottage.”

The Breakers Mansion of the Vanderbilts, in Rhode Island.

It was purchased by the Preservation Society of Newport County from their heirs in 1972, and is designated a National Historic Landmark.

A slice of history preserved for posterity.

Travel challenge 7/10.


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