Marble House is a Gilded Age mansion in Newport, Rhode Island, now open to the public as a museum run by the Newport Preservation Society. It was designed by the society architect Richard Morris Hunt. The mansion was built as a summer "cottage" retreat between 1888 and 1892 for Alva and William Kissam Vanderbilt. The fifty-room mansion required a staff of 36 servants, including butlers, maids, coachmen, and footmen. Rhode Islands, Newport Mansions, Marbles House, American House, Wooden House, Newport Ri, Vanderbilt Marbles, Architecture, Gilded Age
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