Preservation

Most Endangered Properties List — Nominations Wanted

The Providence Preservation Society is seeking nominations for the next Most Endangered Properties List and this year they are expanding the category. For decades, our annual list has advocated for buildings at risk due to neglect, threat of demolition, or critical underuse. However, PPS wants to take it to the next level. Providence is also

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PPS Most Endangered Properties 2018

The Providence Preservation Society has released its 2018 Most Endangered Properties List and they are taking on Brown University. There are five 19th-century buildings on Angell and Waterman Streets that stand in the way of a proposed performing arts center. From the ProJo, As for the Brown buildings, PPS noted that “Brown has demolished 100

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PPS 2017 Most Endangered Properties List

How is this possible? New to the Providence Preservation Society’s Most Endangered Properties List is the Welcome Arnold House on Planet Street off Benefit. The PPS site has several views of the house. Given its location, it’s incredible that this wasn’t scooped up and restored years ago. The Welcome Arnold House was built in 1785

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Federal Street House — PPS Endangered Property

The Providence Preservation Society has this building at 57 Federal Street on its Most Endangered Properties List this year. Among the oldest buildings on Federal Hill, 57 Federal Street is a two story, 5-bay-facade, center hall-plan house with a single interior brick chimney and a central entrance with sidelights, located between Atwells Avenue and Broadway.

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PPS Tours Of Sacred Places

Join Robert Jaeger, President of the Philadelphia-based Partners for Sacred Places, as he conducts the Providence Preservation Society’s summer series, “Talk the talk: Walk the the walk — Tours of Sacred Places.” Both Partners and PPS intend to elevate awareness of the historic and often underutilized religious architecture for which Providence is so well known.

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Meet The Author “A Passion To Preserve” At Athenaeum

(10.12) As part of the 2012 Providence Preservation Society symposium, “Not Always Pretty: Behind the Façade of Historic Preservation in Providence” the Providence Athenaeum will host Will Fellows author of “A Passion To Preserve: Gay Men as Keepers of the Culture.” The important role of gay men in the Historic Preservation movement has long been an

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PPS Preservation Symposium

The Providence Preservation Society’s 2012 Providence Symposium brings together a diverse group of speakers in downtown Providence to examine both the past and future of the historic preservation movement in the city. This year’s event — Not Always Pretty: Behind the Façade of Historic Preservation in Providence — explores the more nuanced and less pretty

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‘Talk The Talk’ — The Armory District

(7.19) Join Providence Preservation Society Executive Director James Hall for the second in his series of four evening talks and tours — “Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk”. From June to September, Executive Director James Hall will be taking preservation from the classroom to the taproom. Join him for a lively lecture, and again for

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PPS Walking Tour — Brown & Sharpe

(6.28) Four neighborhoods; four talks; four tours. Taking preservation from the classroom to the taproom! Thursday is the first walking tour of the PPS “Talk the Talk, and Walk the Walk” series. Join Providence Preservation Society Executive Director James Hall for a walking tour of the old Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Complex (the “talk” has

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Ten Most Endangered Properties — Former RIDOT Headquarters

Little fixer-upper here. Not new to the Providence Preservation Society’s Ten Most Endangered Properties List, but this 1927 edifice had taken a few years off for additional shambles-enhancement. A two-story Art Deco building with a flat roof and pier-and-spandrel construction, the former headquarters for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation is one of the only

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