Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Jean and David W. Wallace Hall

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Institution Name: Salve Regina University
Original/Historic Place Name: Fairholme Carriage House
Location on Campus: Ruggles Ave.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1874-1875original construction Furness, Frank Furness & Hewitt
ca. 1991conversion to student suites Newport Collaborative Architects, Inc.
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: none specified
Walls: brick; stucco
Roof: asphalt shingle
1875-1991private residence (and carriage house)
ca. 2004-present (2007)residence hall

Significance: architecture, culture, history, landscape
Landmark designation:
National RegisterOchre Point-Cliffs Historic District (1975)
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Like the privately owned Fairholme manor house near the cliffs at the end of Ruggles Avenue built for Professor Fairman Rogers, this multipurpose cottage echoes cream-colored stucco surfaces and stick-style wooden beams of Tudor revival style. The massive, arched entranceways for horse-drawn rigs remain a distinguishing feature. It served as gardener's cottage to Fairholme in the years it was owned by Anita O'Keefe Young and Robert R. Young. Acquired by the university in 1991, it was converted to student suites by the Newport Collaborative Architects, Inc. The rose gardens were saved and are flourishing on campus.

I. Bibliographic sources:

Harrington, Richard B. Ochre Point-Cliffs Historic District [including Salve Regina University]. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/ National Park Service, 1975.

Moe, Richard. A Walking Tour of Salve Regina University. Pamphlet. [Newport, RI: Salve Regina University, n.d.].

II. Location of other data:
University: Facilities Management Office
Government Offices

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