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Rough Point

Listed under History in Rhode Island, United States.

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Rough Point is a mansion located in Newport, Rhode Island and symbolizes the Gilded Age. The home was built for Frederick William Vanderbilt, of the famous United States Vanderbilt family.

The mansion, like many of the other mansions in this style, overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. The full estate is 10 acres and is accessible from the Cliff Walk.

The residence was given to Doris Duke in 1925 when she was only 12 years old, after the death of her father. Duke owned the residence until her death in 1993, which makes The Elms different than most of the other mansions in Newport. The house was owned by one person until the 90s whereas the other houses have been owned by the public much longer than that.

Written by  Cassandra Lund.

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