Preserving and restoring the unique historic landscape at The Breakers is critical to the stewardship of the property. That’s why we’ve formed the Friends of Newport Preservation to advocate for a solution that respects Newport’s incredible Gilded Age jewel.
In the spirit of compromise the Friends of Newport Preservation has presented the Preservation Society of Newport County with reasonable alternatives to the proposed location of the Welcome Center on the grounds of The Breakers. The group seeks to work with and support the Society in reaching a solution that meets visitor needs and protect Newport’s heritage.
We can’t do this alone! The Friends of Newport Preservation is proud to partner with BOPNA. Visit their Breakers Welcome Center Page to learn about our shared efforts.
We Need Your Help to Protect & Preserve the Historic Integrity of The Breakers!
Friends of Newport Preservation is working to protect the historic integrity of Newport’s most valuable historic assets and the quality of life for all residents. The group organized to advocate for the protection of The Breakers, recognizing that the proposed development of the property will have an adverse effect on all of Newport. Our efforts have support from community members, local and national experts in preservation, conservation, planning, architecture, and landscape design. The group’s ultimate goal is that our community’s unparalleled collection of historic properties will continue to captivate Rhode Islanders and visitors alike, while enabling Newport to prosper as a residential community through protecting its historic landmarks. This webpage is made possible by the Bellevue Ochre Point Neighborhood Association.
Friends of Newport Preservation Members Joanne and Henry Breyer, Donald Christ, Maureen Donnell, Ron Fleming, Linda Gordon, Mary Joan Hoene, Judy McLennan, Stephanie McLennan, Elizabeth “Lisette” Prince, Diana and Jerry Slocum, Gladys V. Szapary, Paul L. Szapary, Gladys Roberts Thomas, William Vareika