National Register of Historic Places http://ripr.org en Providence Preservation Society Releases List Of Endangered Historic Properties In The Capital http://ripr.org/post/providence-preservation-society-releases-list-endangered-historic-properties-capital <p>The Providence Preservation Society is out with its annual list of the most endangered properties.</p><p>These are buildings of historic or architectural interest that are threatened by neglect or development.</p><p>This year’s list includes the Superman Building in downtown Providence, which has been sitting vacant since its tenants moved out last year.</p><p>The Statehouse lawn is also included; it was partly mowed over to create more parking spaces.</p><p>Also on the list is a building at 57 Federal Street, which the society says is one of the oldest buildings in Federal Hill.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:10:45 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 28035 at http://ripr.org Providence Preservation Society Releases List Of Endangered Historic Properties In The Capital Eisenhower House Readies For Multi-Million Dollar Makeover http://ripr.org/post/eisenhower-house-readies-multi-million-dollar-makeover <p>A Newport home that was once the summer residence of President Dwight D. Eisenhower is about to undergo a one-point-six million dollar makeover.</p><p></p><p>The Eisenhower House on the grounds of Fort Adam State Park will be winterized and become a year-round venue for social and corporate events.&nbsp; Ron Renaud, director of the state Department of Administration, said the basement is full of telephone cables.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:04:42 +0000 Flo Jonic 22639 at http://ripr.org Eisenhower House Readies For Multi-Million Dollar Makeover The Bottom Line: Redesigning Historic Spaces http://ripr.org/post/bottom-line-redesigning-historic-spaces <p>Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for a weekly business segment we're calling "The Bottom Line." Each Friday they look at business news and themes that affect local business and the public.</p><p></p><p>This week Dave talks with Rhode Island School of Design professor Liliane Wong. She heads the interior architecture department at RISD, has published about adaptive reuse in design, and is a registered architect. They discuss the promise and challenges of turning old buildings into new spaces.</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:36:35 +0000 Dave Fallon & Mark Murphy 19090 at http://ripr.org The Bottom Line: Redesigning Historic Spaces South County Farm Added to National Register of Historic Places http://ripr.org/post/south-county-farm-added-national-register-historic-places <p>Rhode Island is rich in historic sites.&nbsp; Indeed, the state boasts more sites per square mile on the National Register of Historic Places than any other state in the country.&nbsp; And, a new property has been added, pushing Rhode Island’s contribution to the list to nearly 19,000.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:24:48 +0000 Flo Jonic 17357 at http://ripr.org South County Farm Added to National Register of Historic Places