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Providence Preservation Society opposes demolition of 4 buildings by Brown University

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The Leonard M. Blodgett and the Edward J. Cushing Houses, photo from PPS An update to the Brown Institutional Master Plan submitted to the Providence City Plan Commission calls for the demolition of 4 historic buildings on the College Hill for the construction of a Performance Arts Center. The Providence Preservation Society opposes the demolition of the buildings. Press Release …

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Providence Preservation Society Symposium – October 18 & 21, 2017

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Press release from Providence Preservation Society: Providence Symposium Examines Historic Preservation and Urban Displacement PPS Presents Free Programs with Local and National Experts on October 18 and 21 The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) presents the 2017 Providence Symposium, Sites and Stories: Mapping a Preservation Ecosystem, October 18 and 21 in Fox Point. The program examines how to preserve sites and …

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PPS Symposium – Beyond Buildings: Preserving the Livable Neighborhood – November 5-7, 2015

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Providence’s neighborhoods help us trace how the city was built, and why. Through them, we reveal the people and cultures that contributed to the city’s evolution. Each neighborhood tells a unique story of Providence and its people. Over time, as the city matured and populations shifted, local landmarks also took on new roles, uses, and meanings and residential, commercial, civic, and recreational spaces evolved.

Providence Preservation Society Fall Symposium, October 11-13

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Registration open now at ProvidenceSymposium.com 2012 Providence Symposium: Not Always Pretty: Behind the Façade of Historic Preservation October 11-13, 2012 Registration to Open in Early September Building on the success of last year’s Providence Symposium, Make no Little Plans, The Providence Preservation Society will convene a diverse group of speakers to examine the Historic Preservation movement’s past and future in …

Rally for Grove Street School (Sept. 11)

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Channel 10 video from February 2007. Grove Street School Community Rally Saturday, September 11th – 10:00am Grove Street School, 95 Grove Street Come learn the history of this school and how you can help save this endangered historic building. Bring your camera and camera phones to take photos for SeeClickFix. Sponsored by the West Broadway Neighborhood Association and the Providence …

PPS Annual Meeting and Preservation Lecture (01/21)

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Providence Preservation Society Annual Meeting and Preservation Lecture featuring William Morgan, Architectural Historian and Author The 52nd Annual Meeting will be held this Thursday, January 21, at the Beneficent Congregational Church (300 Weybosset Street, Providence RI) beginning at 5:30pm. A preservation lecture by William Morgan, an architectural historian and widely published author, will be featured. The Volunteer of the Year …

Captain Joseph Tillinghast House

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The Captain Joseph Tillinghast House, which has been on the Providence Preservation Society’s list of 10 Most Endangered Properties for the last two years is currently undergoing historic renovation. PPS says of the house: Capt. Joseph Tillinghast, who commanded one of the boats involved in the burning of the Gaspee in 1772, built the ca. 1770 house on a site …