Summer Cottage

Ochre Court, Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, Rhode Island has been a New England summer resort destination for the rich for over 150 years. It is known for its mansions that were built during the gilded age of the 1890’s as summer “cottages”. This is an image of the back of Ochre Court that I took at dawn from Newport’s Cliff Walk. Ochre Court was built for Ogden Goelet, a wealthy New York banker and developer. Goelet was an avid yachtsman and Newport is famous for it’s sailing. In the 1940’s, the family donated the property to the Religious Sisters of Mercy. It now serves as the administrative offices for Salve Regina University.