Upcoming Events in 2016
2016 Jane's Bike of Most Endangered Properties
On May 7, join PPS and RIBIke for a completely unique and unforgettable bike tour of our Most Endangeredd Proeprties, both past and present!
Participate in a whirlwind tour of the Providence Preservation Society’s Most Endangered Properties (MEP), hosted by RIHPHC’s Sarah Zurier and RIBike’s Executive Director, Alex Krogh-Grabbe. See some great successes, like The Whitmarsh Apartments (1913) in Elmwood, one of the first properties ever listed as an MEP. We will also visit some losses, including the Grove Street Elementary School (1901) in Federal Hill which was partially demolished in 2007 without a permit, and eventually completely leveled in 2011.
Tuesday, May 17, 6:00 pm: National Park Service Ranger John McNiff will tell the history of the Roger Williams National Memorial, the only unit of the National Park System in Rhode Island, and how PPS was instrumental in its creation.
Location: Roger Williams National Memorial, 282 N Main St, Providence
Rain Location: The Old State House, 150 Benefit St, Providence
Tuesday, May 24, 6:00 pm: Architectural historian Mack Woodward will speak on the historic development and architecture of Benefit Street, one of Providence’s most-storied neighborhoods. Mr. Woodward will discuss some of the area’s earliest major developments, as well as the decline and subsequent preservationist-led revival in the twentieth century.
Location: Barker Playhouse, 400 Benefit Street, Providence
Join Us at the 37th Festival of Historic Houses!
The 2016 Festival of Historic Houses showcases contemporary living in historic homes, and will guide attendees through residences in the storied North Benefit Street neighborhood in honor of Providence Preservation Society’s 60th Anniversary in 2016.
The Festival tour provides a rare opportunity to step inside historic properties on North Benefit Street and learn about their origins and inhabitants while viewing firsthand the modern day living spaces in these prized, preserved buildings.
Participants will enjoy seeing late-colonial-era and early Federal-style architecture, as well as late 18th century and early 19th century architectural features and trim, Victorian design elements, and Colonial Revival additions.
The Festival will feature over a dozen homes and gardens that will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as guided tours of the neighborhood. For more details, and to purchase tickets, visit www.ProvidenceHouseTour.com.
Interested in volunteering at the Festival? Click here for more information!
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