Newport County

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Newport County is named for the Town of Newport in Essex County, England.   

 

Created:  June 16, 1729

County Seat: 

Newport  1729 – present

 

County Courthouse – Newport

 

Location:  45 Washington Square / Courthouse Street

Built:  1924 – 1926

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Appleton & Stearns

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building faces onto a landscaped park. The west front has a porch with columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. 

 

Old County Courthouse – Newport

 

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Location:  45 Washington Square

Built:  1736 – 1739

Style:  Georgian

Architect:  Richard Munday

Contractor:  Richard Munday

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete  structure. The west front has a central white colored framed entrance on the first story with balcony and framed doorway on the second story. The building was restored by architect Norman Isham in 1926.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1687.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Bristol County

E – Bristol County, Massachuesetts

S – Atlantic Ocean

W – Washington County and Kent County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2017