Today Queen Anne Square, a historic staple of downtown Newport, was reopened to the public after the completion of a $3.5 million dollar renovation and redesign projected. The square pays tribute to three women whose vision has left an enduring mark on Newport. The park is named after Queen Anne, who ruled England from 1702 to 1714 and supported the Anglican Church in general and Newport’s Trinity Church in particular. The renovation was funded by Doris Duke, who created the foundation credited with preserving Newport’s Colonial architecture. And the redesign was the work of Maya Lin, one of the world’s foremost landscape architects, perhaps best known for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.
Here are some pictures of the park during renovation and after completion. Come to Newport and enjoy the new Queen Anne Square!