The other Rosecliff? Newport’s Gilded Age mansion inspires a new facility

“CALLAHEAD'S Rosecliff is a 3-station luxury restroom trailer with separate women's, and men's restrooms perfect for weddings, corporate events, fundraisers...”

The Gilded Age in the United States generally referred to the post-Civil War period from the 1870s to the turn of the 20th century, when vast industrial fortunes led to lavish lifestyles for those relatively few families. Newport, Rhode Island came to be seen as the most fashionable resort for many wealthy industrialists, with such “summer cottages” as The Breakers, Marble House, Rosecliff, The Elms, and others. A number of these cottages are in the hands of the Preservation Society of Newport County which preserves them as historic house museums.

A Nevadan silver heiress commissioned Rosecliff in 1899 and chose famed architect Stanford White to design it. As with many of Newport’s “summer cottages,” the design of Rosecliff took its inspiration from the Old World. White modeled his design after the Grand Trianon at Versailles which had served as a garden retreat for the lavish retreat of French kings. Now in the hands of the Preservation Society of Newport County, Rosecliff was used in the as a stand-in for Jay Gatsby’s mansion in the 1974 film version of the Great Gatsby starring Robert Redford.

More recently, Rosecliff has served as the inspiration for a new type of facility—a luxury restroom trailer that can be rented for lavish parties called The Rosecliff. (The 2007 photo of the original Rosecliff in Neport by n ole is shared here under CC BY 2.0)

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By Cission PR Newswire

May 14, 2018

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