(10.6) The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) and the West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA) will host their 2018 House Tour, Creative Conversions, this Saturday.
The WBNA House Tour takes you through private homes, artist studios, and urban gardens, creatively re-imagined on Providence’s west side, including the Harrison Street Firehouse.
The annex to a sprawling 1870s firehouse was all that survived after a devastating fire to the original Atlantic Engine Company building on Harrison Street in the late 20th century. Surrounded by abandoned cars and litter-strewn fields left by the urban renewal wrecking ball, the hardy ruin lay vacant and covered in graffiti for years until purchased by the Frazers in 1988, who still live there today.This fine artist and his family completely renovated the Victorian building, creating a warm and efficient home with soaring ceilings, a painting studio, and expansive gardens, all of which are featured on the House Tour. Be sure to look for the granite hearthstone of the original firehouse, laid across what is now the home’s driveway.
$25 day of, Creative Conversions, 10am to 4pm, Saturday, October 6, (directions)