NEWPORT, R.I. — Officials are planning a multimillion-dollar restoration project on the landscape at The Breakers mansion in Newport.

The Providence Journal reports the van Beuren Charitable Foundation approved a $1 million grant for The Preservation Society of Newport County in November. Preservation Society CEO Trudy Coxe says the gift will enable work to begin “almost immediately” on the project.

Foundation officials say they will restore the mansion landscape to its early 1900s appearance. The winding entrance drive will be resurfaced. Officials say they will also plant new trees and flowers on the property, upgrade landscape lighting and replace sidewalks.

Officials say the restoration will enhance the visitor experience.


Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

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