After leading a life in the military, Col. Francis Hoppin became a leading architect whose work still stands in the city of Newport. Throughout the 1910s, Hoppin was commissioned by many looking to build property in the city. Some of his work include Sherwood on Bellevue Avenue, Armesa Hall, and a marble tablet in Trinity Church dedicated to Alfred G. Vanderbilt.
Champlin, Richard L.
"Colonel Hoppin’s Newport,"
Newport History: Vol. 59:
201, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol59/iss201/3