Edward D. Boit, Jr., House, "The Rocks"

Ocean Avenue
Newport, R.I.

Year Built: 1866

This building was designed by Sturgis & Brigham in 1866 and was destroyed in 1945. Edward D. Boit was likely related to Sturgisí step mother Julia Overing Boit of Newport.


• "John Hubbard Sturgis," American National Biography, Oxford University Press, 1999, American Council of Learned Societies ("The Edward D. Boit, Jr., house, The Rocks" (1866)).

• Official Catalog, International Exhibition, United States Centennial Commission, Part I, 1876, p. 32 (#535 Sturgis & Brigham, five designs for cottages, may have included "The Rocks.")

• Numerous letters from Charles Brigham to John Hubbard Sturgis, 1866 and 1867, Sturgis Papers, Boston Athenaeum Library.


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