For as long as my husband and I have been reading the famed “The Night Before Christmas” story to our children, we have adopted the tradition of driving through the beautiful Kay/Catherine area of Newport each year to show them the house in which the actual story was written. There is even a plaque of Santa Claus himself right on the front of the big, old, white Victorian home so that must mean it was written here right??
Before my children grow up to call their childhood memory of this seasonal tradition a big ole farce, I thought to do a little research on the author, Clement C. Moore. Did he really write the story and did he do so while residing at 25 Catherine Street? And to satisfy my literary curiosity
It’s one of those interesting times where three uniquely fabulous Newport, RI homes find themselves for sale at the same time, on the same ever-so-desirable street. 7, 11 and 6 Greenough Place each embody what is so wonderful about living in an architecturally rich city like Newport.
7 Greenough is an impressive white Colonial with large open rooms, beautifully restored moldings and floors and original detail. 11 Greenough, a pretty Dutch Colonial flooded with sunlight, charm and a show stopping perennial garden….and then there’s 6 Greenough, a Gothic Revival stunner.
It’s what we love about Newport - turn to the left it’s one architectural style, to the right, another and to the back, well…you get the