Providence’s Heaton & Cowing Mill added to the National Register

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The state Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission announced yesterday that the Heaton & Cowing Mill located at 1115 Douglas Avenue has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Read information from the Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission about the mill and the designation below: One of Providence’s ealiest factories, The Heaton & Cowing Mill listed on the National …

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Community Works Rhode Island to renovate Broadway’s historic “Wedding Cake House”

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Community Works Rhode Island has acquired a significant historic residence at 514 Broadway, to be renovated as five affordable condominium units. January 24, 2011, Providence, RI – Community Works Rhode Island (CWRI) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the architecturally significant building at 514 Broadway in Providence, RI. CWRI will renovate this neglected and foreclosed property into five condominium …

Providence Preservation Society Annual Meeting and Preservation Lecture (Jan. 20)

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Providence Preservation Society Annual Meeting and Preservation Lecture featuring Kennedy Lawson Smith former Director, National Trust for Historic Preservation Main Street Program The Providence Preservation Society is proud to announce its 53rd Annual Meeting will be held on January 20, 2011 at 5:30pm at Grace Episcopal Church, 175 Mathewson Street, in Downtown Providence, at the corner of Mathewson and Westminster …

PBN: RISD students re-imagine the Arcade

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The Providence Business News ran this story the other day about students in RISD’s Architecture Department who presented design proposals for the vacant Arcade to the building’s owner, Evan Granoff. Without having the proposals to look at, I didn’t really think there was much to talk about and just threw a link to the story up on our Facebook page. …

Historic District Commission Meeting, Dec. 6 – Proposed demolition of 95 Hartford Avenue

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Notice of Regular Meeting MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 – 4:45 PM Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Auditorium 400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 Public Hearing Call to Order & Roll Call 1. Case 10.164 – 0 Manton Avenue/95 Hartford Avenue (ICBD) The applicant will give a presentation on the demolition proposal for the building. Public comment will be …

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News & Notes

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The Providence Journal: Endangered properties Really ProJo? Really!? You’re running a list of the Providence Preservation Society’s 10 Most Endangered Buildings and not anywhere in the piece mentioning that you requested and were given permission to tear one down, making it now the list of 9 Most Endangered Properties? Way to do some reporting there. StreetsBlog: “Forgiving” Distracted Driving Won’t …