Larry Lowenthal


This article was originally part of the application for the National Park designation. The author, Larry Lowenthal, is a United States National Park Service historian at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Cliff Walk of Newport is described as it evolved over several decades. During this period, natural forces worked to change the face of the cliffs, while social and cultural developments influenced its character. Although the Cliff Walk as an entity has never been defined, its importance to Newport society has never been questioned.