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RACHEL ROBINSON has been hired as the new director of preservation at the Providence Preservation Society. She replaces Marena Wisniewski, who left the organization earlier in 2017 to pursue another opportunity. / COURTESY WARREN JAGGER

Robinson joins PPS as new director of preservation

PROVIDENCE – Rachel Robinson has been hired as the new director of preservation at the Providence Preservation Society, according to a mid-October news release.A...
THIS HOUSE ON Waterman Street in Providence is one of five historic buildings Brown University is looking to demolish or move to make room for a new performing arts center. The Providence City Plan Commission is expected to vote on the university's proposal Jan. 16. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY

City Plan Commission to hear Brown proposal to demolish, move buildings

PROVIDENCE – A proposal by Brown University to demolish or relocate five historic buildings to make room for a new performing arts center between Angell and...
82 WATERMAN ST. is an academic building, home to the Department of American Studies at Brown. The university is considering demolishing or moving it to make room for a new performing arts center. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY

Should Brown be allowed to raze five historic buildings to make...

Brown University is looking to build a new performing arts center in the middle of its College Hill campus, but local preservationists are concerned that...
86 WATERMAN STREET is used for graduate student apartments by Brown University. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY

Brown University plan to raze buildings draws criticism

PROVIDENCE – Brown University plans to demolish or relocate five historic buildings to create a site for a new performing arts center, a move...
PICTURED ABOVE IS the 'Superman Building' in downtown Providence, an endangered property. The Providence Preservation Society has extended its deadline for nominations to its 2018 Most Endangered Properties list to Friday, Oct. 20. / PBN FILE PHOTO

PPS extends nomination deadline for 2018 Most Endangered Properties list

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Preservation Society has extended its deadline for nominations to its 2018 Most Endangered Properties list to Friday, Oct. 20.The list...
POWERED BY PRESERVATION, the annual gala of the Providence Preservation Society, is one of two events the organization will host this fall in celebration of its 60th anniversary and to raise awareness for its cause. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY

Providence Preservation Society gears up for fall events

PROVIDENCE – In celebration of its 60th year, the Providence Preservation Society is hosting two major events this fall – Palette and Palate: PPS...
AUTHOR DAVID BRUSSAT will be available for a reading, book sale and signing of "Lost Providence," above, during a launch event at Providence Public Library on Sept. 20. / COURTESY HISTORY PRESS

David Brussat to read from, sign ‘Lost Providence’ at Sept. 20...

PROVIDENCE – “Lost Providence,” a new book detailing the history of architectural change in Providence, will be launched with a reading, book sale and...
HERMAN ROSE, pictured above second from left, with Youth in Action participants, created the ADDD fund to increase public access to information through the preservation and promotion of print, digital and other formats of historical material. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION/STEW MILNE

R.I. Foundation awards $16K to promote access to historical records

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Foundation awarded nine grants, over $16,000, to nonprofits to promote public access to historical records, the R.I. Foundation announced...
Festival of Historic Houses

PPS Festival of Historic Houses coincides with 3rd annual PVD Fest

PROVIDENCE – The Festival of Historic Houses, the annual celebration of historic homes in Providence that sees private, historic homes opened to the public,...
Congregation Sons of Jacob

Congregation Sons of Jacob raising funds for synagogue improvements

PROVIDENCE – The historic Congregation Sons of Jacob synagogue has survived construction of an interstate highway near its Smith Hill location, and the gradual...
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