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Another estate created in the infamous Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island as a summer cottage for an affluent family is the Rosecliff. It was constructed in 1902 for the silver heiress, Theresa Fair Oelrichs, the daughter of the Comstock Lode partner, James Graham Fair, and her husband Hermann Oelrichs of the Norddeutscher Lloyd steamship fame.

Rosecliff was designed for entertaining ?on a grand scale?. It was designed by the prominent architectural firm, McKim, Mead, and White, and was modeled after Versailles? Grand Trianon mansion.

After being owned by several families, Rosecliff was acquired by the Preservation Society of Newport County in 1971. They opened it for public tours and even let the house be used for films like The Great Gatsby, High Society, The Betsy, and Amistad.
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