The Red Parrot building is listed on the National Register of Historical Places in Newport. It was built in 1898 by John Alton Barker as a meat packing house, where it employed hundreds of people during the era known as "The Gilded Age". Through the years this building has housed a variety of eating establishments serving heads of state, diplomats, royalty, movie stars, the thousands of people visiting Newport each year and now you as it has become the busiest restaurant in all of downtown Newport.The current owner purhcased the building in 1992, and has since renovated it extensively, even adding a new stairway to allow for dining on the 3rd floor. The building now houses beautiful hardwood floors on all of its levels, and sports a full wrap-around bar on the first floor, and another bar located on the second floor. There are also 2 seperate kitchens located on the first 2 levels that provide some of the quickest and most delicious dishes in Newport.