Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Hedges, The

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Institution Name: Salve Regina University
Original/Historic Place Name: Althorpe Carriage House
Location on Campus: Lawrence Ave.
Date(s) of Construction:
1889-1890original construction Peabody & Stearns
Designer: Peabody & Stearns
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Colonial revival (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Roof: probably originally wood shingle
1890-1964private residence (and carriage house)
1964-present (2006)residence hall

Originally the carriage house of Althorpe, the Hedges was originally owned by Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson Spencer and later, amongst others, by the Countess Marguerite de Pourtales. It was acquired by the university in 1964 and converted into a student residence.


Harrington, Richard B. Ochre Point-Cliffs Historic District [including Salve Regina University]. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/ National Park Service, 1975.

Moe, Richard. A Walking Tour of Salve Regina University. Pamphlet. [Newport, RI: Salve Regina University, n.d.].


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