The Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) seeks a proposal from consultants to prepare and complete a historic structures report (HSR) on the William Vernon House (c. 1713 & 1760) at 46 Clarke Street in Newport, RI.
The William Vernon House, a National Historic Landmark, is estimated to have been constructed in 1713 and expanded in about 1760. It is a quintessential example of Georgian architecture and possibly the work of architect Peter Harrison. The house is well known for its association with wealthy Newport merchants, serving as the Comte deRochambeau’s headquarters during the Revolutionary War, and the eighteenth-century murals of Asian life found in the parlor. The property was donated to NRF in 2009 and was rented to the daughter of the donor until 2018.
The goal of the HSR is to better understand the history and physical development of Vernon House; develop a short-term, long-term, and cyclical maintenance plan for the property; identify the practicability of potential new uses; and utilize the process as an educational tool for the public.
For a copy of the RFP, please contact NRF’s Director of Preservation Alyssa Lozupone via email at email@example.com.
The deadline for submission of proposals is July 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Proposals must be submitted electronically as a single PDF document. If the Proposal is larger than five (5) megabytes, delivery should be made through a web-based platform such as WeTransfer or Dropbox. The email address for delivery is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Within one week of the deadline for electronic delivery of a Proposal – on or before July 23, 2020 – an original and two copies of the Proposal must be received at 51 Touro Street, Newport, RI 02840:
Alyssa Lozupone, Director of Preservation
Newport Restoration Foundation
51 Touro Street
Newport, Rhode Island, 02840
Submissions should be clearly marked “Vernon House HSR.”
NRF reserves the right to waive this requirement in its discretion.
Keywords: Request for Proposal, Historic Structures Report
Posted: June 11, 2020
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