Ronald J. Onorato explores the significant career of architect and preservationist George Champlin Mason Jr., a Newport native who grew up amidst what the author rightly calls a “rare field museum” of colonial architecture. Onorato not only highlights Mason Jr.’s significant architectural contribution to post-Civil War Newport, and later, Philadelphia, but also highlights Mason’s pioneering role in helping to establish the field of historic preservation and in nurturing the Colonial Revival movement among American architects and builders. Dr. Onorato is Chair of the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Rhode Island.
Onorato, Ronald J.
"An Architect and His Environment: The Career of George Champlin Mason Jr. and His Generative Role in Architectural Preservation and the American Colonial Revival,"
Newport History: Vol. 91:
280, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol91/iss280/2