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RIHPHC hosts State Guide Plan Public Webinars on 6/2
RIHPHC invites public comment on Protecting Our Legacy of Buildings, Places, and Culture: A Historic Preservation Plan for Rhode Island (draft). This is the element of the State Guide Plan focused on plans and programs for the preservation of historic sites and structures.

There are two ways to share comments:
1) Email: hphc.info@preservation.ri.gov through May 31, 2021.
2) Attend a public webinar on June 2, 2021 at 10-11am or at 6-7pm.

for reference, see The Comprehensive Statewide Historic Preservation Plan for Rhode Island, 2021 – 2027: A Big Plan for the Smallest State (draft) (5/11/21)

Plymouth CC Plymouth Congregational Church listed in National Register
What's more historic than a listing in the National Register of Historic Places? When the listing makes history because it is the first bilingual National Register nomination ever submitted to the National Park Service.

Constructed in 1915-19, the Plymouth Congregational Church/La Iglesia Congregacional de Plymouth at 1014 Broad Street in Providence was designed in the English Gothic Revival style by architect George F. Newton of Boston. In 1971, the building was sold to Holy Cross Church of God in Christ, an African American congregation. Iglesia Visión Evangélica acquired the property in 2016. The nomination details the history and architecture of this city church, preserved by three congregations for more than a century. (3/31/21) nomination | press release
Loether J. Paul Loether to Retire
Executive Director J. Paul Loether will retire on June 25, 2021, capping a 43-year career in historic preservation. In his three years of leadership at the Commission, Paul counts among his accomplishments updating the State Element Plan, creating RIHPHC's first Strategic Plan, working on the Comprehensive Statewide Historic Preservation Plan, ensuring statutory compliance, building strong communications with the Governor's office on preservation issues and funding, and supporting Commission staff in their work, health, and safety. RIHPHC staff and Commissioners wish Paul a very happy retirement. (3/26/21) press release


RIHPHC Strategic Plan 2021 - 2027
Presenting the RIHPHC Strategic Plan 2021-2027 (draft). We are excited to share the agency's vision, mission, and four goals that will guide our work over the next seven years. To share feedback, please mail: Strategic Plan Comments c/o RIHPHC 150 Benefit Street Providence, RI 02903. Comments are welcome through March 26, 2021. (2/22/21)