Fox Point Lecture At Barker Playhouse

(6.4) Time is running out for tickets to “The Development of Fox Point,” a special lecture to be given Thursday as something of a preview to the upcoming PPS Historic House Festival. Join architectural historian Mack Woodward (author of the PPS/AIAri Guide to Providence Architecture and co-author of Providence: A Citywide Survey of Historic Resources) as he speaks on the development of this unique neighborhood.

Fox Point has a long history of human habitation.  Located at the confluence of the Providence and Seekonk Rivers, it was a natural settling ground for both Native Americans and English colonists.  Its earliest occupation occurred near the shorelines, but by the end of the eighteenth century its internal development pattern was established across a grid with longer east-west blocks and shorter north-south blocks.

Free for PPS and Barker Playhouse members. $10 non-members, buy tickets here.

6pm, Thursday, June 4, Barker Playhouse, 400 Benefit Street, (directions)

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