This area dates back to General James Taylor who had 1,500 acres of land inherited from his father. In the 1800’s the grandson of General Taylor subdivided the Taylor estate and the area became popular with the wealthy. With decades of building in this area, you will see many styles of homes ranging from Italianate to American Four Square to Queen Anne. The district takes up many blocks of Newport and many of the homes in this area have been renovated or are in the process. There is a neighborhood pride in the area as can be seen with the many beautiful gardens contained within the borders of wrought iron fencing.
East Row Historic District
West to East between Washington and Oak Streets, North to South between 2nd and 10th Streets.