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prospect heights Pawtucket's Prospect Heights Listed on National Register
A public housing complex has received federal recognition for its contributions to social history and the history of community planning/development in Pawtucket. The National Park Service has added Prospect Heights to the National Register of Historic Places. Built by the Pawtucket Housing Authority between 1941 and 1942, the Prospect Heights Housing Project is significant as Pawtucket’s first and only New Deal-era, federally-funded public housing project. (3/4/16) press release
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Historic Coastal Communities & Flood Hazards Study
This 2015 planning study identifies Rhode Island’s historic communities at greatest risk from coastal flooding, and it evaluates available responses to coastal flooding risks, including: the National Flood Insurance Program, FEMA and state coastal regulations, and resilient design. The study was commissioned by the City of Newport and funded by the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission through the federal Certified Local Government Grants program. (2/25/16) Report and Appendices

ram point Westerly's Ram Point Listed on National Register
An early-20th-century summer estate in Avondale has received federal recognition for its contributions to the history of architecture in Westerly. The National Park Service has added Ram Point to the National Register of Historic Places. Built ca. 1903 for Dr. John Whitridge Williams, Ram Point is an excellent example of a Colonial Revival-style summer estate, with a commodious main house and several secondary structures, including a boathouse and dock. (1/18/16) press release
spg State Preservation Grants and State Cultural Facilities Grants Announced
RIHPHC and RISCA announced the 47 State Preservation Grants and State Cultural Faclities Grants totalling nearly $4 million at the Greenwich Odeum in East Greenwich. Senator Cynthia Coyne, Senator Mark Gee, Representative Mia Ackerman, Representative Samuel Azzinaro, Mayor Charles Lombardi, Mayor Susan Baldelli-Hunt, and Mayor William Murray joined Edward Sanderson and Randall Rosenbaum in congratulating the recipients. (1/11/16) press release
16conference Building and Preserving South County: Save the Date for R.I.'s Preservation Conference
RIHPHC presents the 31st Annual R.I. Statewide Historic Preservation Conference in North Kingstown and Exeter on Saturday, April 30. The program will be available in early March. Visit the conference website for more information. (1/9/16)
elm tree plat bungalow Suburban Haven: Two East Providence Plats Listed on National Register
Two residential plats in the Riverside neighborhood have been recognized for their contributions to the history of architecture and community planning of East Providence. The National Park Service has added the Rose Land Park Plat and the Elm Tree Plat Historic Districts to the National Register of Historic Places. These two residential historic districts represent the rapid suburbanization of Riverside in the early to mid-20th century. (12/29/15) press release