PAWTUCKET – The Preservation Society of Pawtucket announced on Tuesday that it was seeking applications from business and homeowners to apply for its historic marker program, which aims to raise awareness of historic structures in the city.
Buildings are judged based on their historical relevance, such as their connection to a historical event or trend, architectural significance, landscaping and contribution to the neighborhood. Only buildings 50 years or older will be considered, and buildings threatened by neglect or demolition also will be given special consideration.
In the last year, the Preservation Society has reformulated its historic maker application process to make it easier to apply. Homeowners and the Preservation Society first conduct research into the structure’s first owner and date of construction. In the second stage, a committee meets to determine the structure’s eligibility.
Since the program began, it has awarded 135 historic markers. Applications are free, but the cost of a marker is $200 for selected properties.
Kate Talerico is a PBN contributing writer.