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.
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. Ron Renaud, director of the state Department of Administration, said the basement is full of telephone cables.
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.
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.
Rhode Island is rich in historic sites. Indeed, the state boasts more sites per square mile on the National Register of Historic Places than any other state in the country. And, a new property has been added, pushing Rhode Island’s contribution to the list to nearly 19,000.