Julia B. Eldridge House - Ochre Lodge
Although this old home is now referenced as "Ochre Lodge" it was originally called the Julia B. Eldridge house. This cottage and a carriage house were built for Mrs. Eldridge in 1882. She was a widow to Thomas P. Eldridge, a dry-goods merchant from New York who passed at age 45. Ochre lodge is one of the several historic estates that have become a part of Salve Regina University's expanding campus.
Backstory and Context
The Styles embedded in this 19th century home included characteristics from colonial revival and Queen Anne styles. Along with its alcoves, balconies, and verandas, the house's wooden shingles characterized the house as a "beach villa." Materials like bluestone and granite were used on the lower stories of the house. This house's exterior was known as one of Newton's best pieces of work.
Anita O'Keeffe Young (Sister of Georgia O'Keeffe) gave this estate to Salve Regina University after her death in 1966. The home is still currently in use as the multicultural house, living learning community for students who express and promote diversity among campus.
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