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Fort Adams, Newport Neck, Newport, Newport County, RI



B&W Photos

HB1029766
Historic American Buildings Survey, Photocopy Of 1955 Map, By U.s

HB1029767
East Elevation, Sally Port Entrance

HB1029768
Detail View Of Sally Port East Entrance

HB1029769
View Of Cannon Elevation On East Wall From Southeast

HB1029770
Detail View Of Cannon From East

HB1029771
Looking West Into Sally Port Entrance From Inside The Gate

HB1029772
Looking South Along Exterior West Scarp From The Northwest

HB1029773
Looking South Towards North Exterior Wall Of Southwest Bastion And Southwest Entrance Gate

HB1029774
View Looking Southeast Toward Southwest Entrance Gate

HB1029775
Looking North At West Scarp

HB1029776
Looking Northeast At Southwest Wall Of Northwest Bastion

HB1029777
Looking Northeast At West Scarp And Exterior Of Northwest Bastion

HB1029778
View Looking Northeast At North Scarp From The Northwest

HB1029779
General View Of North Scarp From The Northwest

HB1029780
View Of North Scarp From The Northwest

HB1029781
Looking South At North Gate

HB1029782
Looking East Of West Side Of Northeast Bastion Embrasures

HB1029783
Looking North Toward The Bay From Exterior Of North Scarp

HB1029784
Looking West Along Northwest Bastion Of North Scarp Towards The Sunset

HB1029785
Looking South From North Curtain Across Parade Ground At Officer's Quarters

HB1029786
View Of Curved Section Of Officer's Quarters On The Interior Of East Wall

HB1029787
General View Of East Interior Wall From North

HB1029788
View Of East Main Entrance Looking Southeast From Courtyard

HB1029789
View Of East Main Entrance Looking East From Courtyard

HB1029790
Southeast Demibastion, Looking East Toward Casemate Through Passage

HB1029791
Southeast Demibastion, Looking Southeast At Kitchen Ovens

HB1029792
Southeast Demibastion, Looking Southeast At Kitchen Ovens, With Scale

HB1029793
Southeast Demibastion, Detail Of Left Kitchen Oven From The East

HB1029794
Southeast Demibastion, Detail Of Left Kitchen Oven From The East, With Scale

HB1029795
Southeast Demibastion, Looking South To Detail Of Kitchen Kettle

HB1029796
Southeast Demibastion, Looking South To Detail Of Kitchen Kettle, With Scale

HB1029797
Southeast Demibastion, Looking Northwest From Interior Passage At Cooking Hearth

HB1029798
View Looking West Along Southeast Scarp

HB1029799
Detail View Of Southeast Scarp Looking North

HB1029800
Detail View Of Southeast Scarp Looking North, With Scale

HB1029801
Detail View Of Cast Iron Platform At Southeast Scarp Entrance

HB1029802
Looking North At Scarp From Interior Ditch

HB1029803
Looking North At Scarp From Interior Ditch, With Scale

HB1029804
View Looking East Along Interior Of Ditch At Intersection Of Southeast Scarp And Counter Scarp

HB1029805
Looking Northeast Along Interior Ditch Of Southeast Scarp

HB1029806
View Looking Northeast At Southface Of Southeast Scarp

HB1029807
Looking East Along Counter Scarp Ramp From Southeast Interior Ditch

HB1029808
Looking East At Tenaille

HB1029809
View Looking East Towards The Intersection Of The Tenaille And Demibastion

HB1029810
Looking Southwest Toward South Bastion Along Southeast Counter Scarp And Tenaille

HB1029811
Looking North From Inside Passage From Tenaille To Counterscarp

HB1029812
Looking Southeast Towards Ghost Of Pas De Souris (stairs)

HB1029813
Looking Southeast At Gun Ports In Wall

HB1029814
Looking Southeast At Gun Ports, With Scale

HB1029815
Detail Of Gun Ports

HB1029816
Detail Of Gun Ports, With Scale

HB1029817
Looking Southeast Along Southeast Exterior Ditch Toward Pas De Souris (stairs)

HB1029818
Looking Northeast At Embrasure In Wall Of Southeast Demibastion From Southeast Exterior Ditch

HB1029819
Looking Northeast At Embrasure In Wall Of Southeast Demibastion From Southeast Exterior Ditch, With Scale

HB1029820
South Bastion, Looking South Towards Entrance To East Listening Tunnel From Counter Scarp Gallery

HB1029821
South Bastion, Looking South Towards Entrance To East Listening Tunnel From Counter Scarp Gallery, With Scale

HB1029822
South Bastion, Looking Northeast Toward Counter Scarp Gallery

HB1029823
South Bastion, Looking Into Casemate From The Intersection Of Casemates

HB1029824
South Bastion, Looking South Down Into Main Listening Tunnel From South Casemate

HB1029825
South Bastion, Detail View Down Main Listening Tunnel From South Casemate

HB1029826
South Bastion, Looking West Into West Casemate From The South Casemate

HB1029827
View Looking Northwest From Southwest Exterior Ditch

HB1029828
View Looking Northeast At Outwork Southwest Tenaille

HB1029829
View Looking West Of Tenaille

HB1029830
View Looking Northeast Through West Counter Scarp Arches

HB1029831
View Looking Northeast Through West Counter Scarp Arches

HB1029832
Looking West At Southwest Counter Scarp Along Interior Ditch

HB1029833
Looking Northwest Along Interior Ditch Toward Southwest Entrance

HB1029834
Looking Northwest Along Interior Ditch Toward Southwest Entrance

HB1029835
Perspective View Of Barracks In West Scarp From The Southwest

HB1029836
Looking Northeast At West Curtain

HB1029837
View Taken From The Top Of The Intersection Of Northwest Bastion And North Curtain Looking South At Barracks In The West Curtain

HB1029838
View Looking West At West Curtain

HB1029839
Looking Northwest At The Intersection Of West Curtain And Northwest Bastion

HB1029840
View Looking South At Intersection Of West Curtain And Northwest Bastion

HB1029841
Perspective View Looking Southwest Along West Curtain

HB1029842
View Looking North At The Intersection Of Northwest Bastion And North Scarp

HB1029843
Perspective View Of West Curtain From The Northeast

HB1029844
View From West Of East Side Of Northwest Bastion

HB1029845
Looking At Northwest Corner Of Northwest Bastion

HB1029846
Detail View Of Stone Casemates, North Wall Of Northwest Bastion

HB1029847
View Of Casemates, East Side Of Northwest Bastion

HB1029848
View Of Arch Entrance To Stair, East Side Of Northwest Bastion

HB1029849
Detail View Of Stairs At Arch Entrance On East Side Of North Wall

HB1029850
View Of Corner Section With Stairs And Casements

HB1029851
Perspective View Of South Side North Wall From West

HB1029852
General View From South To North Towards North Curtain And North Gate

HB1029853
View Looking North Of Staircase That Ascends From The North Curtain To The Northeast Demibastion

HB1029854
View Looking North Of Staircase That Ascends From The North Curtain To The Northeast Demibastion, With Scale

HB1029855
Northeast Demibastion, Looking Northwest From Powder Magazine Into Southwest Casemate

HB1029856
Northeast Demibastion, Looking Northeast Into Southwest Casemate

HB1029857
Northeast Demibastion, Looking Northeast At Casemate Toward Sloped Open Drain In Open Passage Way

HB1029858
View From Atop Northeast Bastion Looking South At Officer's Quarters On The East Wall

HB1029859
Officer's Quarters, Northeast Section, Looking At Northeast Corner Of Fireplace And Window Frame

HB1029860
Officer's Quarters, Northeast Section, Looking East At Fireplace/bake Oven

HB1029861
Officer's Quarters, Northeast Section, Looking East At Sliding Door Detail And Into The Interior Of Room

HB1029862
Officer's Quarters, Looking East At Lath Detail From Room Into Hallway

HB1029863
Officer's Quarters, Looking South Toward Redoubt From Gun Port In Middle Section Of Officer's Quarters.


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Item Title


Location
Newport Neck, Newport, RI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS RI-347
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N129).
Building/structure dates: 182 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1906 subsequent work
National Register Number: 70000014
Significance: Fort Adams, one of principal coastal defenses along the Atlantic, was built between 1824 and 1857, replacing Revolutionary defenses. Situated on a point at the entrance to Newport harbor, it is the principal installation of a series of fortifications built to control entrance to Narragansett Bay. The fort consists of an irregular pentagonal masonry main-work with sides up to 900 feet long. Two- and three-tiered casements high, it has granite walls and brick vaulting. On a point with water on three sides, the fort has extensive landward works, and a large granite redoubt beyond the outworks. The complex includes interesting additions and alterations in the area of the main-work, and handsome late-nineteenth century residential buildings beyond the outworks. The present Fort Adams never saw military action, but the Naval Academy was moved there during the Civil War, and the summer White House was located there during the Eisenhower Administration. The Army transferred the fort to the Navy in 1953, and the area of the main-work was transferred to the State of Rhode Island in 1964 to be developed for historical and recreational purposes.

Subjects
Forts & Fortifications


Related Names
Eisenhower
Totten, Joseph G.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Photocopy of 1955 map, by U.S. Naval Station DETAIL.
2. EAST ELEVATION, SALLY PORT ENTRANCE
3. DETAIL VIEW OF SALLY PORT EAST ENTRANCE
4. VIEW OF CANNON ELEVATION ON EAST WALL FROM SOUTHEAST
5. DETAIL VIEW OF CANNON FROM EAST
6. LOOKING WEST INTO SALLY PORT ENTRANCE FROM INSIDE THE GATE
7. LOOKING SOUTH ALONG EXTERIOR WEST SCARP FROM THE NORTHWEST
8. LOOKING SOUTH TOWARDS NORTH EXTERIOR WALL OF SOUTHWEST BASTION AND SOUTHWEST ENTRANCE GATE
9. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST TOWARD SOUTHWEST ENTRANCE GATE
10. LOOKING NORTH AT WEST SCARP
11. LOOKING NORTHEAST AT SOUTHWEST WALL OF NORTHWEST BASTION
12. LOOKING NORTHEAST AT WEST SCARP AND EXTERIOR OF NORTHWEST BASTION
13. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST AT NORTH SCARP FROM THE NORTHWEST
14. GENERAL VIEW OF NORTH SCARP FROM THE NORTHWEST
15. VIEW OF NORTH SCARP FROM THE NORTHWEST
16. LOOKING SOUTH AT NORTH GATE
17. LOOKING EAST OF WEST SIDE OF NORTHEAST BASTION EMBRASURES
18. LOOKING NORTH TOWARD THE BAY FROM EXTERIOR OF NORTH SCARP
19. LOOKING WEST ALONG NORTHWEST BASTION OF NORTH SCARP TOWARDS THE SUNSET
20. LOOKING SOUTH FROM NORTH CURTAIN ACROSS PARADE GROUND AT OFFICER'S QUARTERS
21. VIEW OF CURVED SECTION OF OFFICER'S QUARTERS ON THE INTERIOR OF EAST WALL
22. GENERAL VIEW OF EAST INTERIOR WALL FROM NORTH
23. VIEW OF EAST MAIN ENTRANCE LOOKING SOUTHEAST FROM COURTYARD
24. VIEW OF EAST MAIN ENTRANCE LOOKING EAST FROM COURTYARD
25. SOUTHEAST DEMIBASTION, LOOKING EAST TOWARD CASEMATE THROUGH PASSAGE
26. SOUTHEAST DEMIBASTION, LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT KITCHEN OVENS
27. SOUTHEAST DEMIBASTION, LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT KITCHEN OVENS, WITH SCALE
28. SOUTHEAST DEMIBASTION, DETAIL OF LEFT KITCHEN OVEN FROM THE EAST
29. SOUTHEAST DEMIBASTION, DETAIL OF LEFT KITCHEN OVEN FROM THE EAST, WITH SCALE
30. SOUTHEAST DEMIBASTION, LOOKING SOUTH TO DETAIL OF KITCHEN KETTLE
31. SOUTHEAST DEMIBASTION, LOOKING SOUTH TO DETAIL OF KITCHEN KETTLE, WITH SCALE
32. SOUTHEAST DEMIBASTION, LOOKING NORTHWEST FROM INTERIOR PASSAGE AT COOKING HEARTH
33. VIEW LOOKING WEST ALONG SOUTHEAST SCARP
34. DETAIL VIEW OF SOUTHEAST SCARP LOOKING NORTH
35. DETAIL VIEW OF SOUTHEAST SCARP LOOKING NORTH, WITH SCALE
36. DETAIL VIEW OF CAST IRON PLATFORM AT SOUTHEAST SCARP ENTRANCE
37. LOOKING NORTH AT SCARP FROM INTERIOR DITCH
38. LOOKING NORTH AT SCARP FROM INTERIOR DITCH, WITH SCALE
39. VIEW LOOKING EAST ALONG INTERIOR OF DITCH AT INTERSECTION OF SOUTHEAST SCARP AND COUNTER SCARP
40. LOOKING NORTHEAST ALONG INTERIOR DITCH OF SOUTHEAST SCARP
41. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST AT SOUTHFACE OF SOUTHEAST SCARP
42. LOOKING EAST ALONG COUNTER SCARP RAMP FROM SOUTHEAST INTERIOR DITCH
43. LOOKING EAST AT TENAILLE
44. VIEW LOOKING EAST TOWARDS THE INTERSECTION OF THE TENAILLE AND DEMIBASTION
45. LOOKING SOUTHWEST TOWARD SOUTH BASTION ALONG SOUTHEAST COUNTER SCARP AND TENAILLE
46. LOOKING NORTH FROM INSIDE PASSAGE FROM TENAILLE TO COUNTERSCARP
47. LOOKING SOUTHEAST TOWARDS GHOST OF PAS DE SOURIS (STAIRS)
48. LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT GUN PORTS IN WALL
49. LOOKING SOUTHEAST AT GUN PORTS, WITH SCALE
50. DETAIL OF GUN PORTS
51. DETAIL OF GUN PORTS, WITH SCALE
52. LOOKING SOUTHEAST ALONG SOUTHEAST EXTERIOR DITCH TOWARD PAS DE SOURIS (STAIRS)
53. LOOKING NORTHEAST AT EMBRASURE IN WALL OF SOUTHEAST DEMIBASTION FROM SOUTHEAST EXTERIOR DITCH
54. LOOKING NORTHEAST AT EMBRASURE IN WALL OF SOUTHEAST DEMIBASTION FROM SOUTHEAST EXTERIOR DITCH, WITH SCALE
55. SOUTH BASTION, LOOKING SOUTH TOWARDS ENTRANCE TO EAST LISTENING TUNNEL FROM COUNTER SCARP GALLERY
56. SOUTH BASTION, LOOKING SOUTH TOWARDS ENTRANCE TO EAST LISTENING TUNNEL FROM COUNTER SCARP GALLERY, WITH SCALE
57. SOUTH BASTION, LOOKING NORTHEAST TOWARD COUNTER SCARP GALLERY
58. SOUTH BASTION, LOOKING INTO CASEMATE FROM THE INTERSECTION OF CASEMATES
59. SOUTH BASTION, LOOKING SOUTH DOWN INTO MAIN LISTENING TUNNEL FROM SOUTH CASEMATE
60. SOUTH BASTION, DETAIL VIEW DOWN MAIN LISTENING TUNNEL FROM SOUTH CASEMATE
61. SOUTH BASTION, LOOKING WEST INTO WEST CASEMATE FROM THE SOUTH CASEMATE
62. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST FROM SOUTHWEST EXTERIOR DITCH
63. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST AT OUTWORK SOUTHWEST TENAILLE
64. VIEW LOOKING WEST OF TENAILLE
65. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST THROUGH WEST COUNTER SCARP ARCHES
66. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST THROUGH WEST COUNTER SCARP ARCHES
67. LOOKING WEST AT SOUTHWEST COUNTER SCARP ALONG INTERIOR DITCH
68. LOOKING NORTHWEST ALONG INTERIOR DITCH TOWARD SOUTHWEST ENTRANCE
69. LOOKING NORTHWEST ALONG INTERIOR DITCH TOWARD SOUTHWEST ENTRANCE
70. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF BARRACKS IN WEST SCARP FROM THE SOUTHWEST
71. LOOKING NORTHEAST AT WEST CURTAIN
72. VIEW TAKEN FROM THE TOP OF THE INTERSECTION OF NORTHWEST BASTION AND NORTH CURTAIN LOOKING SOUTH AT BARRACKS IN THE WEST CURTAIN
73. VIEW LOOKING WEST AT WEST CURTAIN
74. LOOKING NORTHWEST AT THE INTERSECTION OF WEST CURTAIN AND NORTHWEST BASTION
75. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH AT INTERSECTION OF WEST CURTAIN AND NORTHWEST BASTION
76. PERSPECTIVE VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST ALONG WEST CURTAIN
77. VIEW LOOKING NORTH AT THE INTERSECTION OF NORTHWEST BASTION AND NORTH SCARP
78. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF WEST CURTAIN FROM THE NORTHEAST
79. VIEW FROM WEST OF EAST SIDE OF NORTHWEST BASTION
80. LOOKING AT NORTHWEST CORNER OF NORTHWEST BASTION
81. DETAIL VIEW OF STONE CASEMATES, NORTH WALL OF NORTHWEST BASTION
82. VIEW OF CASEMATES, EAST SIDE OF NORTHWEST BASTION
83. VIEW OF ARCH ENTRANCE TO STAIR, EAST SIDE OF NORTHWEST BASTION
84. DETAIL VIEW OF STAIRS AT ARCH ENTRANCE ON EAST SIDE OF NORTH WALL
85. VIEW OF CORNER SECTION WITH STAIRS AND CASEMENTS
86. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF SOUTH SIDE NORTH WALL FROM WEST
87. GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTH TO NORTH TOWARDS NORTH CURTAIN AND NORTH GATE
88. VIEW LOOKING NORTH OF STAIRCASE THAT ASCENDS FROM THE NORTH CURTAIN TO THE NORTHEAST DEMIBASTION
89. VIEW LOOKING NORTH OF STAIRCASE THAT ASCENDS FROM THE NORTH CURTAIN TO THE NORTHEAST DEMIBASTION, WITH SCALE
90. NORTHEAST DEMIBASTION, LOOKING NORTHWEST FROM POWDER MAGAZINE INTO SOUTHWEST CASEMATE
91. NORTHEAST DEMIBASTION, LOOKING NORTHEAST INTO SOUTHWEST CASEMATE
92. NORTHEAST DEMIBASTION, LOOKING NORTHEAST AT CASEMATE TOWARD SLOPED OPEN DRAIN IN OPEN PASSAGE WAY
93. VIEW FROM ATOP NORTHEAST BASTION LOOKING SOUTH AT OFFICER'S QUARTERS ON THE EAST WALL
94. OFFICER'S QUARTERS, NORTHEAST SECTION, LOOKING AT NORTHEAST CORNER OF FIREPLACE AND WINDOW FRAME
95. OFFICER'S QUARTERS, NORTHEAST SECTION, LOOKING EAST AT FIREPLACE/BAKE OVEN
96. OFFICER'S QUARTERS, NORTHEAST SECTION, LOOKING EAST AT SLIDING DOOR DETAIL AND INTO THE INTERIOR OF ROOM
97. OFFICER'S QUARTERS, LOOKING EAST AT LATH DETAIL FROM ROOM INTO HALLWAY
98. OFFICER'S QUARTERS, LOOKING SOUTH TOWARD REDOUBT FROM GUN PORT IN MIDDLE SECTION OF OFFICER'S QUARTERS.
General view looking from the northwest (duplicate of HABS No. RI-347-14)
View looking southeast along southeast exterior ditch (duplicate of HABS No. RI-347-52)
View looking south at the intersection of the west curtain and northwest bastion (duplicate of HABS No. RI-347-75)
General view looking from south to north toward the north curtain and north gate (duplicate of HABS No. RI-347-87)
View looking north of the staircase (duplicate of HABS No. RI-347-88)
View of the officers' quarters, looking south to redoubt (duplicate of HABS No. RI-347-98)
View at night


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