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News: 2005 Archive

pawtuxet dyeing mill Two New National Register Listings
The Pawtuxet Valley Dyeing Company in Coventry (left) and the Wayland Historic District on the East Side of Providence are Rhode Island's two most recent listings on the National Register of Historic Places (12/29/05). press releases
state preservation grantee Slate of 2005 State Preservation Grant Projects Announced
24 sites in 13 cities and towns will receive State Preservation Grants to support capital preservation work. The sites include three town halls (Foster, Barrington, and Cumberland), a barn, a historic prison, an art center, several historic house museums, and historic Fort Hamilton on Rose Island, off the coast of Newport (12/5/05). press release
  Two More National Register Listings
New listings include Westerly's c. 1700 Lewis-Card-Perry House, restored in the early 20th century by architect Norman Isham, his craftsmen, several landscape architects, and their clients. Further east in Narragansett, Dunmere is an excellent example of seasonal residential resort development, architecture, and landscape design in the late 19th century (10/31/05). press releases
Bolivian dance RI Heritage Festival Planned for Oct. 1
RIHPHC presents the 28th Annual Heritage Festival on Sat., Oct. 1 from noon to dusk on the RI State House lawn. At least seventeen different groups, representing cultures from five continents will present dance, music, crafts, food, and activities. Enjoy the entertainment, savor a snack, and experience the many different ethnic cultures that make up Rhode Island. (9/12/05) media advisory
mill building Three New National Register Listings
Three industrial complexes in Providence's Valley neighborhood were recently added to the National Register of Historic Places: the United States Rubber Company, Nicholson File Company, and Providence Steel & Iron Company. (9/13/05) press releases
  Fee for Tax Credit Certifications Increases
The enacted 2006 State Budget increases the fee charged to applicants for the RI Historic Preservation Investment Tax Credit. The new fee will be 2.25% of the qualified rehabilitation expenditures. (7/6/05) more information
waterfall Four new National Register listings
Four RI sites were recently listed on the National Register: Alfred Drowne Road Historic District in Barrington, Centreville Mill in West Warwick (left), Bernon Mill in Woonsocket, and the Providence Fruit and Produce Warehouse Company Building. (7/5/05) press releases
heritage harbor New Development for Heritage Harbor
Heritage Harbor Museum will team up with Struever Bros., Eccles & Rouse and The Newport Collaborative to develop the historic South Street Power Plant. RIHPHC holds $5 million in State bond funds for Heritage Harbor and expects to review tax credit applications for the $50 million rehab project. (7/1/05)
little compton book State Survey Publications Online
www.preservation.ri.gov now features 58 survey reports examining the state's architectural and historic resources. Subjects include every town from Block Island to Burrillville, as well as individual neighborhoods and statewide themes like historic landscapes and outdoor sculpture. All survey publications are available to read, download, and print for free (6/13/05). 
eastern state penitentiary 3rd Annual National NHL Photo Contest
The National Historic Landmarks program announces its 3rd annual national photo contest. For more information, or to submit a photo of your favorite National Historic Landmark, visit the NHL website. Entries are due by July 1; winners will be announced September 5th. (6/7/05)
  Public Hearing for Revisions to SPG Regulations
RIHPHC will conduct a public hearing to present, discuss, and invite comment on revised Regulations for State Preservation Grants on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 10AM at the RIHPHC Office, 150 Benefit Street, Providence. (6/3/05)
state preservation grant sign Now Available: SPG Applications
RIHPHC announces that applications are available for the 2005 round of State Preservation Grants. Applicants will compete for $1 million in grants to support preservation work at museums, cultural art centers, and public historic sites located in historic structures. Applications are due on July 29. (5/5/05) press release
church Preservation Awards Announced
A community history program in Pawtuxet; the restoration of a Wickford church (left); a Providence developer who rehabilitates historic buildings for affordable housing. Just 3 of the 12 State Preservation Award winners. People, properties, and projects will be honored at Rhode Island's 20th Annual Statewide Historic Preservation Conference on Saturday, April 23, 2005. (4/12/05) press release
loft State Leaders Praise Historic Tax Credits
State and city leaders praised the RI Historic Preservation Investment Tax Credit for stimulating economic development, creating jobs, rehabilitating housing, and helping to revitalize communities statewide. Grow Smart RI announced the results of a new study of the economic impact of the tax credit program. (4/7/05) press release 
fire station Elmgrove Gardens Listed on National RegisterThe Elmgrove Garden Historic District on the East Side of Providence was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With its 141 houses and one fire station (left), the district is a well-preserved example of an early 20th-century residential suburb. (4/6/05) press release
  Headlines Page Debuts
The RIHPHC website now includes a Headlines page which accesses recent newspaper articles and other notices relating to historic preservation. (3/24/05) 
quaker meeting house 2005 RI Statewide Preservation Conference:  Programs Available
Registration for the 2005 RI Statewide Preservation Conference is now open. This year's event will explore "Preserving Historic Houses of Worship" on Sat., April 23 in Newport. It includes 14 discussion panels, 11 tours, a keynote address, and presentation of the State Preservation Awards. (3/10/05) more information
downtown building Local Preservation Grants Announced
RIHPHC is awarding seven grants totaling about $48,000 to six Rhode Island communities to fund survey and National Register nominations, archaeological investigation, and public education activities. East Greenwich (left) will receive $2000 to publish design guidelines for its historic downtown. (3/1/05) press release
  Save Our History National Awards Program
The American Association for State and Local History and The History Channel are accepting applications for the Save Our History National Awards Program. Applications are due April 8, 2005. For more information, application forms, and educational resources, visit www.saveourhistory.com.
  Call for Historic Preservation Award Nominations
RIHPHC seeks nominations for the 2005 Historic  Preservation Awards. The Awards will be presented at the Statewide Historic Preservation Conference on Saturday, April 23 in Newport. (1/24/05) press release
library Pawtucket Public Library Nets Grant
The National Park Service announced that the Pawtucket Public Library will be awarded a $295,832 Save America's Treasures grant. The Deborah Cook Sayles Memorial Library was designed by architects Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson and constructed in 1899-1902. (1/4/05)