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An Italianate style villa off of Narragansett Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island, “Chepstow” was built in 1860 by the resident Newport architect George Champlin Mason as the summer residence of Edmund Schermerhorn.   Acquired by Mrs. Emily Morris Gallatin in 1911, the estate continued in the Morris family until bequeathed in 1986 to the Preservation Society with its collections and an endowment by Mrs. Alletta Morris McBean.  Containing the original Morris-Gallatin furnishings together with the important 19th century American paintings and documents from other former Morris family residences, Chepstow is a highly evocative of the taste and collections of a descendant of one of America’s founding families placed in the context of a contemporary Newport summer home.

From here you may continue on a tour of all the mansions we have visited within Rhode Island in the order that we have seen them, go to an overview of all those RI mansions, go back to our Rhode Island page, or return to the beginning of S&L's Adventures Emporium.