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Stuart Duncan estate architectural records

Historical note

The Stuart Duncan estate, named “Bonniecrest,” was built for Stuart Duncan (1872-1957), a Midwestern industrialist, on Harrison Avenue, overlooking Brenton Cove in Newport, Rhode Island. John Russell Pope, architect, began work on this mansion in 1912 and continued to work on it throughout the early 1920s. Pope worked with the Olmsted Brothers, the landscape architecture firm of step-brothers, John Charles Olmsted (1852-1920) and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. (1870-1957), to design the property’s landscape. Bonniecrest was subdivided into condominiums in the early 1980s.