Marble House

Marble House is a Gilded Age, Beaux Arts Style mansion located in Newport Rhode Island, and was said to be inspired by the Petit Trianon at the Palace of Versailles. It was built between 1888 and 1892 for William Kissam Vanderbilt, grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt. It was reported to cost $11 million, of which $7 million was spent on 500,000 cubic feet of marble. (Approximately $140 million in 2008 dollars.) The house was given to his wife Alva Erkshine Smith for her 39th birthday present. The mansion is now an Historical Landmark and a museum.

Marble House, Newport Rhode Island

Marble House, Newport Rhode Island

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