The Southern Thames St. Neighborhood is located on the west side of Newport, Rhode Island, and occupies the southern half of its harbor. This neighborhood is an outstanding example of 19th-century immigrant neighborhood built according to local, vernecular traditions. This area was home to a substantial portion of Newport's Irish immigrant population, a working class group who arrived in Newport between 1820 and 1920.
Zipf, Catherine W.; Blanchette, Chris; Cox, Megan; Patrella, Diane; Pennypacker, Ty; and Titus, Daniel P., "Between the Golden Age and the Gilded Age : A History of the Southern Thames Street Neighborhood" (2010). CHP399 The Southern Thames Street Neighborhood Study. 1.