Blithewold Mansion sold, to be preserved thanks to easement

AS PART OF what has been characterized as a non-financial transaction, Blithewold Inc. has taken ownership of the Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum while giving a conservation easement to Preserve Rhode Island. / COURTESY BLITHEWOLD MANSION, GARDENS AND ARBORETUM
AS PART OF what has been characterized as a non-financial transaction, Blithewold Inc. has taken ownership of the Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum while giving a conservation easement to Preserve Rhode Island. / COURTESY BLITHEWOLD MANSION, GARDENS AND ARBORETUM
BRISTOL – A historic state landmark has changed hands under conditions that are designed to guarantee its long-term upkeep via an easement granted to Preserve Rhode Island. The nonprofit, which has owned and managed Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum since 1976, announced Tuesday that it transferred ownership of the sprawling Bristol estate to Blithewold Inc.,…

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