Newport’s Point Neighborhood: Where Past is Present

Even in the heart of “historic” Newport, there are places where you have to squint really hard to imagine what things looked like in Colonial times. But if you can see past the paved streets and cars in The Point section of Newport, you’ll find the 18th century all around you — and bits of the 19th century, too.

The area that constitutes The Point — also known as Easton’s Point, because the neighborhood streets were laid out by Newport founder Nicholas Easton in 1725 — contain the greatest concentration of Colonial-era homes in the United States. 

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