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Marker Application Review Process

145 Meeting Street porch Applications for markers are reviewed by a committee composed of local architects, architectural historians, and preservation consultants and administered by the PPS Preservation & Advocacy Coordinator. Committee meetings take place quarterly, typically in March, June, September and December. The committee make site visits to the property to inspect its maintenance and historic features.

If a property is approved for a marker, a preservation consultant is assigned to research the property's history upon receipt of the program fee. When the research is completed and the property's history is established, a specially fabricated marker, reflecting the results of the research, is produced. The property owner/applicant receives both the fabricated marker and the completed property history.

A copy of each property’s history is maintained as part of the PPS Gowdey Files collection. Copies are also available to the general public and researchers at the Rhode Island Historical Society Library and the Providence City Archive.