The Auchincloss family and Hammersmith Farm are indelibly linked in the public mind, not only in Newport but also across the country as Hugh Dudley Auchincloss II was the stepfather of Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” Bouvier, the future wife of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Few are aware, however, that the Auchincloss family first came to Newport in 1851 and built a house between 1856 and 1857 on Washington Street in the Point section of the city. The family lived there for three decades before building Hammersmith Farm on Ocean Drive between 1887 and 1888.
Lundgren, Richard J. with; Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley III; and Auchincloss, Maya Lillalya
"Early Years of the Auchincloss Family in Newport,"
Newport History: Vol. 83
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol83/iss271/3