Antique car museum approved in Newport

The most famous structure within Bellevue Avenue's National Historic Landmark District in Newport is The Breakers, the summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, located in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. It was built in 1893, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994. Photo by Matt H. Wade, a k a UpstateNYer, and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

The most famous structure within Bellevue Avenue’s National Historic Landmark District in Newport is The Breakers, the summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, located in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. It was built in 1893, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994. Photo by Matt H. Wade, a k a UpstateNYer, and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) – An antique car museum has gotten the OK to open in Newport.

The Newport Daily News reports that the city Zoning Board of Review on Monday approved a permit that will allow the museum to open in a well-known historic building on Bellevue Avenue near the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Turner Scott, an attorney for the firm that owns the property, says they own at least 100 antique cars. The plan is to have 14 cars on display at the museum at any given time.

The building is in the Bellevue Avenue National Historic Landmark District. It was designed by New York architect Bruce Price, who also designed the famous Château Frontenac in Quebec City.

The building is currently being renovated and restored.

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The most famous structure within Bellevue Avenue's National Historic Landmark District in Newport is The Breakers, the summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, located in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. It was built in 1893, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994. Photo by Matt H. Wade, a k a UpstateNYer, and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

The most famous structure within Bellevue Avenue’s National Historic Landmark District in Newport is The Breakers, the summer home of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, located in Newport, Rhode Island, United States. It was built in 1893, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994. Photo by Matt H. Wade, a k a UpstateNYer, and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.