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Providence Preservation Society events this week – Talk, Symposium, Gala

superman ppsProvidence Preservation Society has a packed schedule of exciting events happening this week. Starting this evening with the Matthew Bird conversation at the PPS Headquarters:

Tuesday, October 9th
Matthew D. Bird, RISD Faculty (History of Industrial design)

Providence Conversations – “A View from the Clouds: the Skyscraper & the Airship”

6:00 pm – reception
6:30 pm – presentation

The Brick Schoolhouse – 24 Meeting Street, Providence

Free for PPS members and $5 for non-members • Visit for details or telephone 401-831-7440.

The 2012 Providence Symposium schedule spans over three days, beginning with a free film screening of Southside: The Fall and Rise of an Inner City Neighborhood on Thursday, October 11 at 6:30 pm at the RISD Museum Chace Center Metcalf Auditorium. A full day of featured speakers and panel discussions will happen on Friday, October 12 at three locations in downtown Providence – the Department of Planning and Development at 444 Westminster Street, AS220 at 115 Empire Street, and the offices of Northeast Collaborative Architects at 333 Westminster Street – followed by a special Providence Athenaeum Salon entitled A Passion to Preserve: Gay Men as Keepers of Culture, and cocktail reception at the Handicraft Club on College Street. A closing plenary takes place Saturday morning, October 13, followed by free walking tours until early afternoon.

Tickets for the Symposium for both Friday and Saturday are $100; Friday only $75; and Saturday only $40. Student rates are available. AIA, APA and Realtor credits are also available. For more information, visit, or call 401-831-7440.

The week is capped off Saturday evening by the Annual Gala, held this year at the iconic “Superman Building.”

Join the Skyscraper Club

Saturday, October 13th in the Superman Building • 111 Westminster Street

Patrons Reception 6:00 – 8:00 in the Private Dining Room on the 25th floor • Hors d’oeuvres & open bar.

Deco-Disco 8:00 – 11:00 in the Gotham Style Marble Banking Hall • Snazzy snacks & Signature Coctails

Tickets online at or by phone 401-831-7440

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