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Local Historic District Study Area

6 Cooke Street
Robert S. Burrough House (c. 1816).
In 2013 and 2014, historian Kathy Cavanaugh conducted an architectural survey of the Providence neighborhood between Hope, Angell, Governor, and Power Streets as part of an ongoing effort to determine whether this area may be suitable for Local Historic District Designation. With Cooke Street running through the center of the neighborhood, this twelve block area includes a diversity of architectural styles not seen elsewhere in the State of Rhode Island – showcasing highly intact examples of Federal, Victorian, Colonial Revival-style homes. The study area includes three districts on the National Register of Historic Places, and two National Historic Landmarks.

38 Cooke
Edward A. Greene House (1863; 1898).

In September 2016, the Providence City Plan Commission affirmed the significance of the area as a possible Local Historic District. Because of the similarity of the area to the rest of College Hill, the area is being considered as an extension of the College Hill Local Historic District.

Three neighborhood informational meetings are being held in the area in October and November:

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Central Congregational Church

296 Angell St, Providence, RI 02906

6pm – 7pm

 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum

199 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906

4pm – 5pm

 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Governor Nelson W. Aldrich House

Rhode Island Historical Society

110 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 02906

6pm – 7pm

104 Benevolent
Milton Morse House (1847).

Click Here for a map of College Hill, and Here for a map of the study area.

Below is an infographic with some quick facts.

PPS Infographic

Watch the video about the study area below: