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Local Preservation: Recent CLG awards

CLG grant awards have assisted a wide range of projects, from National Register nominations to underwater archaeology. Recent recipients include:

2014

Town of Bristol ($10,000)
Services of a preservation architect/engineering consultant to produce a hsitoric structures report for two vacant town-owned buildings in the Bristol Waterfront National Register Historic District.

Town of Cumberland ($7000)
Preparation of a Master Plan for Metcalf-Franklin Farm, including a future use plan, buildings survey, and recommendations for stabilization of resources.

City of East Providence ($8000)
Preparation of National Register nominations for the Elm Tree Plat and Roseland Park Plat.

City of East Providence ($5000)
Completion of GIS mapping study of sites from the colonial settlement of Bristol County, ca. 1636-1740.

Town of Hopkinton ($7300)
Training session for members of local historic district commissions and their staffs, presented by Grow Smart Rhode Island.

City of Newport ($8000)
Study of revisions to National Flood INsurance Plan mapping and regulations as they apply to Newport and other historic coastal districts.

City of Providence/Preserve Rhode Island ($10,000)
Planning and coordination for the 30th Annual RI Statewide Historic Preservation Conference to be held in spring 2015.

2013

Town of Bristol ($3000)
A smartphone app and printed materials for walking tours of the town's historic districts.

Town of Bristol ($4000)
An existing conditions assessment and maintenance plan for Mount Hope Farm's eleven historic buildings.

Town of Bristol ($6000)
A planning study of the Bristol Industrial Park/Bristol Rubber Works prepared by a historic preservation planner and an engineering consultant to assist Mosaico CDC with redevelopment projects.

City of Cranston ($11,000)
A National Register nomination for this c. 120-house plat on Bluff Avenue and several smaller streets in the Edgewood Historic District.

City of East Providence ($10,000)
A historic structures report for this long-vacant Odd Fellows Hall in the Watchemoket Square part of the city's Waterfront revitalization area.

City of Pawtucket ($4000)
Updating the 1995 Pawtucket Mill Building Survey to include current conditions of about 73 historic mill buildings and making information available on city's new website.

City of Providence/Preserve Rhode Island ($10,000)
Planning and coordination for the 29th Annual RI Statewide Historic Preservation Conference to be held in spring 2014.

City of Warwick ($9000)
The completion of a GIS mapping study of known sites from the colonial settlement of Kent County, Exeter, and North Kingstown , c. 1636-1740 to help identify and protect sensitive locations and contribute to our understanding of the growth of early English settlement.

2012

City of East Providence ($7500)
A city-wide resurvey of historic properties to develop an inventory of the city's most significant historic resources and to research appropriate planning tools for their protection.

City of Newport/Preservation Society of Newport County ($9800)
A survey of historic designed-landscape features along the public edges of properties in the Point and Bellevue Avenue neighborhoods. These features, which are a distinctive aspects of the historic setting, are in need of this assessment to enable planning for their preservation.

City of Providence ($10,000)
Updating the 1995 Standards and Guidelines for use in Providence's historic districts. Revisions will focus especially on the discussion of materials and the documentation requirements.

City of Providence/Trinity United Methodist Church ($10,000)
Services of a certified structural engineer to provide a structural assessment of the steeple of this contributing building in the Trinity Square Historic District.

Town of South Kingstown ($10,000)
Developing and publishing a comprehensive guide for property owners in the Kingston (NR & local), Peace Dale (NR) and Downtown Wakefield (NR) Historic Districts. It will address the nature of national and local district designations and historic preservation fundamentals for property owners.

City of Providence/Preserve Rhode Island ($10,592)
Planning and coordination for the 28th Annual RI Statewide Historic Preservation Conference to be held in spring 2013.

2011

City of Providence/Preserve Rhode Island ($10,000)
Planning and coordination for the 27th Annual RI Statewide Historic Preservation Conference to be held in spring 2012.

Town of North Smithfield ($10,000)
GIS mapping study of known sites associated with the European settlement of Providence County during the first century of colonization, c. 1636-1730. The resulting maps and database will help identify and protect sensitive locations and contribute to a better understanding of the spread and growth of English settlement.

City of Cranston ($12,000)
National Register nomination for the 90-house Abby Thornton Estate plat in Edgewood.

Town of New Shoreham and Block Island Historical Society ($8000)
Production of 4-6 National Register nominations and a New Shoreham context for single-family houses. The nominations will facilitate historic preservation easement donations to Preserve Rhode Island in cooperation with local conservancy groups.

Town of North Kingstown ($5085)
Two-part training session for historic district commissioners and staff.

City of Providence ($10,000)
Preparation of plans and specifications to complete emergency repairs for the George W. Prentice/Tirocchi House in the Broadway Armory Historic District.

2010

Town of North Smithfield ($20,000)
An inventory of heritage landscapes as well as site-specific and community-wide preservation planning and land-use recommendations for the towns of North Smithfield, Burrillville, Lincoln, Glocester and Smithfield.

City of Providence/Preserve Rhode Island ($11,538)
Planning and coordination for the 26th Annual RI Statewide Historic Preservation Conference to be held in spring 2011.

Town of N. Kingstown/Cocumscussoc Association ($6000)
This project will produce a report on “Priorities for Landscape Preservation and Interpretation” at Smith’s Castle in North Kingstown.

City of Providence/Preserve Rhode Island ($20,000)
Economical Historical Home: four educational workshops and a web-based resource guide for homeowners and contractors to learn how to balance energy efficiency and maintenance costs with preserving historic character according to preservation standards.

2009

City of Newport/Newport Restoration Foundation ($22,695)
Comprehensive survey of the Kay-Catherine-Old Beach NR District. The project will document every property in the district listed on the NR in 1973, but lacking a complete inventory. A public workshop will be held after the survey is completed.

City of Providence ($10,000)
Survey of about 50 properties within and around the Providence Jewelry Manufacturing NR District and an amended NR nomination.

Town of Bristol/Bristol Art Museum ($2500)

Schematic Designs to install Bristol Art Museum in the 1865 Linden Place Carriage Barn.

City of Providence/Providence Preservation Society ($10,000)
Preliminary survey of architectural resources of the recent past in Providence.

Town of Cumberland ($9,000)
Valley Falls Neighborhood Revitalization Plan, including a feasibility study and implementation plan for the Ann & Hope Mill and the Lonsdale/Valley Fall neighborhoods.

2008

City of Providence/Providence Revolving Fund ($9000)
Second phase of a four-part thematic National Register nomination titled “The Diners of Rhode Island"--research and documentation of diners that were manufactured by the Worcester Lunch Car Company.

City of Providence ($10,000)
Survey of about fifty properties and an amended National Register nomination for the Jewelry Manufacturing National Register District.

Town of Bristol/Bristol Art Museum ($2500)
Schematic designs and cost estimates for the conversion of the 1865 Carriage Barn into a community art center.

2007

Town of Bristol ($7000)
Study of use and reuse potential of 14 town-owned buildings downtown.

City of Pawtucket ($2500)
Plans and specs for restoration of office and maintenance buildings at historic Oak Grove Cemetery

City of Providence/Greater Elmwood Neighborhood Services ($6530)
Professional services to study, record, and plan for Grace Church Cemetery

City of Providence/Providence Preservation Society ($13,500)
National Register nomination for Blackstone Boulevard/Cole Avenue Historic District

Town of New Shoreham ($2750)
Consolidation and updating of four separate databases containing survey information about Block Island's historic resources

Town of North Kingstown/Rural RI Development Council/Friends of the Allen-Madison House ($1500)
Plan for reuse and restoration of Allen-Madison House

2006

City of Warwick ($10,000)
Archaeological team's excavation at Greene Farm

Town of Cumberland ($7940)
National Register nomination for Franklin Farm

City of Providence/Providence Preservation Society ($20,253)
Survey and National Register nomination for Cole Historic District

City of Providence/Colonial Dames of Rhode Island ($3000)
Conservation assessment for collections at Stephen Hopkins House

2005

City of Newport/Salve Regina University ($14,500)
West of Broadway neighborhood survey and National Register nomination

Town of Bristol ($7000)
Archival research and limited testing to reconstruct Bristol's first century settlement patterns

Town of East Greenwich ($2000)
Design manual for downtown East Greenwich

Preserve Rhode Island ($1000)
Four public workshops on historic window sash and replacements; lead hazards in historic buildings; insuring your historic house; and interpreting the Secretary of the Interior's Standards

RI Black Heritage Society ($5000)
Pre-publication activites for "Community of Spirit" survey of sites associated with the history of African-Americans in Providence

City of Pawtucket ($5000)
National Register nomination for parts of Downtown Pawtucket

2004

City of Cranston/Preserve Rhode Island ($7000)
2004 Preservation Priorities Program

City of Newport ($2500)
Newport Historic District Guidelines Booklet

City of Newport/Salve Regina University ($7400)
Resurvey and nomination for Ochre Point-Cliffs National Register District

City of Pawtucket ($8000 for two grants)
Restoration Plan for Slater Park Buildings
Architectural Survey of Downtown Pawtucket

City of Providence ($6000)
Translation of Providence Historic District Guidelines from English to Spanish

City of Warwick/PAL ($4000)
Underwater Reconnaissance Survey off Cedar Tree Beach

2003

City of Newport/RI Marine Archaeology Project ($10,307)
Underwater survey of shipwreck sites in the Sakonnet River

City of Newport/Salve Regina University ($7400)
National Register nomination for the Southern Thames Street neighborhood ($20,000)

Town of South Kingstown/Narrow River Land Trust ($4600)
Archaeological evaluation of the Coojoot Graphite Mine Site

2002

City of Newport/RI Marine Archaeology Project ($6500)
Underwater survey of shipwreck sites

Grow Smart Rhode Island ($8400)
Historic District Commission training

Providence Preservation Society ($19,553)
2 NR nominations: Elmgrove Gardens Historic District and Wayland Historic District

Town of East Greenwich ($3000)
NR nomination for Briggs-Boesch Farm

Town of Hopkinton ($4000)
NR nomination for Hope Valley Historic District

2001

Town of Bristol ($2000)
Bristol Historic District Zoning Brochure

Town of Bristol/Save Blithewold, Inc. ($5000)
Expanding the Constituency for Historic Landscapes

City of Newport ($3350)
Survey of New-Town/Kerry Hill Neighborhood

City of Newport/RI Marine Archaeology Project ($5490)
Underwater Survey of Site of HMS Lark

City of Newport ($1010)
Newport Historic District Zoning Brochure

City of Pawtucket ($1691)
Walking Tour Brochure for Oak Hill Neighborhood

City of Providence/West Broadway Neighborhood Assoc. ($4354)
Expansion of the Armory Local Historic District Zone

City of Providence ($4500)
Design Services for the Providence Historic District Commission Guidelines Handbook

City of Providence/Providence Preservation Society ($6000)
Survey and NR Nomination of the Summit Neighborhood

City of Providence/Providence Preservation Society ($10,000)
Survey and Plan for Providence's Industrial Sites

2000

Town of Bristol/Herreshoff Marine Museum ($5000)
Survey of Historic Rhode Island Vessels

Town of East Greenwich ($1200)
Property Owner's Guide to the East Greenwich Historic District

Town of Hopkinton ($4000)
Comprehensive Survey of Hope Valley Village Historic District

Town of New Shoreham ($3000)
Preparation of Block Island Ordinances: Demolition Delay and Non-Binding Review

City of Newport/Fort Adams Trust ($3000)
Fort Adams Marketing Publications

City of Newport/RI Marine Archaeology Project ($3000)
Survey of Possible Sites of the Revolutionary War Transport Fleet

City of Newport ($5000)
Planning and Support for the 2001 Vernacular Architecture Forum Conference

City of Pawtucket ($1429)
Guide to Historic Resources of Pleasant View Neighborhood

City of Pawtucket ($2000)
Comprehensive Plan Update

City of Providence ($4000)
Photographs of Downtown Providence Historic District

City of Providence ($4000)
"Transforming Providence" Conference