THE NEWPORT POSTCARD GALLERY

APC 50. Mira Mir - Widener Residence. This immense residence, designed on the lines of a French palace, was once the scene of the annual Tennis Ball, at which the world's tennis great, then competing in tournaments at Newport Casino were entertained. Its construction was started by George D. Widener and was complete in 1915, three years after he and one of his sons were drowned in the sinking of the liner Titanic. The residence and the extensive formal Italian gardens were maintained by Mrs. Widener, who later became the wife of Dr. Alexander Hamilton Rice. Mrs. Rice died in 1937. Still standing today; a private home.



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