The Point Association
Newport, RI

Working to Preserve the History of Our Neighborhood 

The History and Archive Committee’s mission is to collect, preserve and share the history of our unique neighborhood with Point Association members, researchers and other interested parties.  Please find below an overview of what our archives contain. 

We are currently digitizing our photo collection. Please find photos here: The Point Association's Flikr Pro

Other online photo collections:
Providence Public Library Digital Collections
Newport Historical Society Gladys Online Collection Database
Digital Public Library of America
Historic New England

If you are interested in joining the History and Archives Committee, please email us at 

The Point Association's Archive

Our archives include: 

Photos and Documents

Books and Journals


Point Association Information since our founding in 1955


To request information from our archives, please email us at:
We are a volunteer group, so please allow time for us to respond.

How to Research the History of Your House
In addition to the Point Association's Archives, there are many other valuable resources to help you research the history of your house. The Top of the Hill Neighborhood Association has written an excellent guide.  They have given us permission to share it.  
Researching Your Newport House
The Newport Historical Society also has written a helpful guide to researching your home. NRF How to Research Your House
he State of Ehode Island Historic Property Search also provides information on historic homes. Historic Property Search

Organizations That Have Helped Us

Much gratitude and thanks is due to the following organizations who have advised our History and Archives Committee. We encourage everyone to support these organizations and to take advantage of the many interesting programs and tours they offer. 

We also would like to thank Salve Regina University for their continued guidance in organizing, properly storing and digitizing the materials in our archives.

Upcoming events

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Here are a few of the photos from our archives

If you have historical photos of the Point feel free to add them here.  If you would like us to scan your photos we would be pleased to  scan them, return the originals to you along with a scanned copy and add the scans to our archives. 

11 photo(s) Updated on: 10/26/2015
  • Poplar Street Driftway 1937
  • Poplar Street Driftway
  • Poplar Street Driftway 1937
  • Poplar Street Driftway 1937
  • Battery Park
  • Bridge Street circa 1890
  • Bridge Street 1885
 PO Box 491,  Newport, RI 02840
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