Category Archives: Historic Preservation

House to hear I-195 Commission Bill tomorrow

As an update on the previous post regarding the I-195 Commission vote, to be heard by the House tomorrow, please see the following from our neighbors in Fox Point: The House has I-195 Redevelopment Commission on docket tomorrow, Wednesday, June 29th.  Take 30 seconds to read the updated information below about the now 61 acres of […]

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Re-opening of the fountain in Lippitt Park

Rather than reiterate what neighbors are saying, here is exactly what they are saying… Dear Jesse,    I went to the fountain dedication this morning… when we arrived the place was full of people …  sitting on the fountain rim, strolling about,  passing to and from the farmers market… the weather was perfect, not too hot… […]

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony for fountain in Lippitt Park is June 4

Due to scheduling issues, the ribbon-cutting for the Henry Bowen Anthony fountain in Lippitt Park has been moved to June 4 at 11am.  This is even better timing than originally planned, as it coincides with the first day of the farmer’s market in the park for the season. Among others, Mayor Taveras is expected to […]

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Zoning Variance Denied for Clarke’s Florist Site

Zoning Variance Denied for Clarke’s Florist Site Report on the March 16 Zoning Variance Hearing by Summit Neighbor Elva Mathiesen The drive-thru coffee shop proposed for the Clark’s Flower Shop site on Hope Street was the last item on the agenda. When the neighbors finished filing into the hearing room, all the seats were full and […]

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Overnight parking ban to be lifted in Providence?

The ProJo ran an editorial this week asking the new Mayor to lift the ban on overnight parking in Providence.  How do you feel about this? Comment here on our SNA blog if you care.

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Henry Bowen Anthony fountain to flow again

01:00 AM EST on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 By Philip Marcelo Journal Staff Writer PROVIDENCE — The historic granite fountain at the head of Blackstone Boulevard will be restored this summer with money from the city, the Summit Neighborhood Association and The Champlin Foundations.Mayor David N. Cicilline’s office said on Monday the Parks Department was […]

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Gas meter hearing tomorrow, Weds, Feb. 11, 4:30

This just in from our friends at West Broadway Neighborhood Association,which has spearheaded work to prevent National Grid from forceably installing ugly exterior gas meters on the fronts of our homes. If you care about your curb appeal, check this out. Hello fellow neighborhood groups, I plan to call you all individually but in the […]

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Neighbors organize to Save the Fountain

Jesse Polhemus, from Langham Road, has stepped forward to champion the long-dry Henry Bowen Anthony fountain, a lovely Art Deco structure given to the city in 1940. Jesse has formed a committee to explore the methods and costs of restoration and to raise private pledges toward the cost.

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Historic Preservation Faces Threat

The historic tax credit program that has been so instrumental in both preserving Providence’s historic buildings and generating 100’s of millions of dollars of economic development is under threat of repeal. The link below from Grow Smart RI provides more information about the program and how to take action to help preserve its future: […]

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