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Newport in Newport County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Cliff Walk

Developed by estate owners during Newport’s Gilded Age, 1880-1920

 

—Designated National Historic Walking Trail 1976 —

 
Cliff Walk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 14, 2017
1. Cliff Walk Marker
Inscription.

Restored with Federal, State, City
funds by the Cliff Walk Committee,
Claus Von Bulow Chairman
Mayor Humphrey J. Donnelly, III
1974-76

Contractor – V.J. Paolino Construction Company

 
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. Touch for map. Marker is located near the Cliff Walk north end entrance from Memorial Boulevard. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 Memorial Boulevard, Newport RI 02840, United States of America.
 
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 (approx. ¾ mile away); Jonathan Gibbs House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old St. Mary’s Church
Cliff Walk Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 14, 2017
2. Cliff Walk Marker
(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
Cliff Walk Trail: North End Entrance (<i>near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 14, 2017
3. Cliff Walk Trail: North End Entrance (near marker)
trials. His conviction in the first trial was ultimately reversed and he was found not guilty at the second trial. (Submitted on March 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Cliff Walk Trail: Hurricane Sandy Repair Plaque (<i>near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 14, 2017
4. Cliff Walk Trail: Hurricane Sandy Repair Plaque (near marker)
Cliff Walk Trail: Memorial Boulevard Sign (<i>near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 14, 2017
5. Cliff Walk Trail: Memorial Boulevard Sign (near marker)
Cliff Walk Trail Map (<i>near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 14, 2017
6. Cliff Walk Trail Map (near marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. 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.
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