Thursday, June 6
Kathy Cavanaugh, Architectural Historian
Festival of Historic Houses Preview: Prospect Street
On Thursday, June 6, architectural historian Kathryn Cavanaugh will be joining PPS Festival for the third year in a row to discuss the hisotrical development of Prospect Street on College Hill. Prospect Street and the surrounding areas feature some of the most intact and architecturally significant examples of 19th century houses in Rhode Island. As Providence began to prosper as an industrial and commercial center, residential construction moved up College Hill to provide homeowners with a picturesque setting and magnificent views of the city. Ms. Cavanaugh will look at the influences behind the house designs, and how they represent larger historical trends in the region.
The Old State House
150 Benefit Street
Free and Open to the Public!