Newport in Newport County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
Developed by estate owners during Newport’s Gilded Age, 1880-1920
— Designated National Historic Walking Trail 1976 —
Restored with Federal, State, City
funds by the Cliff Walk Committee,
Claus Von Bulow Chairman
Mayor Humphrey J. Donnelly, III
Contractor – V.J. Paolino Construction Company
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made Features • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 41° 29.101′ N, 71° 17.852′ W. Marker is in Newport, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker can be reached from Memorial Boulevard (Rhode Island Route 138A) near Eustis Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located near the Cliff Walk north end entrance from Memorial Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 Memorial Boulevard, Newport RI 02840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Newport Casino / International Tennis Hall of Fame (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Cliff Walk (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Isaac Bell House & Its Neighbors: Progressive Architecture (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Elms & Its Neighbors: The Battle for Historic Preservation Jonathan Gibbs House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old St. Mary’s Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Alexander Jack Jr. House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Samuel Bours House (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
More about this marker. Marker is a metal tablet mounted on a short, wide boulder along the west side of the walking trail.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Newport Cliff Walk
Also see . . .
1. Cliff Walk.
The Cliff Walk along the eastern shore of Newport, RI is world famous as a public access walk that combines the natural beauty of the Newport shoreline with the architectural history of Newport's gilded age. (Submitted on March 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Claus von Bülow (who is listed as the 1974-76 Cliff Walk Committee Chairman on this marker).
Claus von Bülow (born Claus Cecil Borberg; 11 August 1926) is a British socialite of German and Danish ancestry. In 1982, Bülow was arrested in Newport, RI and tried for the attempted murder of his wife Sunny. He was convicted for the attempted murder of his wife Sunny von Bülow in 1979 which had left her in a coma from which she later recovered. There were two murder trials. His conviction in the first trial (Submitted on March 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.