For more information about the award winners, please click on images above or the titles of the awards below. 

Antoinette F. Downing Volunteer Service Award

Betty and Carlo Mencucci

Betty and Carlo are longtime Burrillville preservationists who have found their niche conserving historic gravestones.

Frederick C. Williamson Professional Leadership Award

Paul F. Miller

Paul has decades of service to Newport as a curator and public scholar of decorative arts, historic architecture, and social history.

Education Award 

Historic Wickford Markers Project

The project highlights the village’s multi-layered, sometimes surprising history through a series of nine interpretive signs.

Education Award 

Pawtuxet Rangers

The Pawtuxet Rangers are community leaders in Pawtuxet Village who interpret Rhode Island’s military and community history and steward the company’s 1843 armory.

Stewardship Award

International Tennis Hall of Fame

The International Tennis Hall of Fame has championed historic preservation at the Newport Casino (1880).


Historic Homeowner Award 

Martha Werenfels and Frank Satterthwaite

Martha and Frank have restored the Queen Anne-style Eudora Beynon and Ada Puffer House & Carriage House (ca. 1887) in Cranston. 

Historic Homeowner Award

Cheryl Hackett and John Grosvenor

Cheryl and John have restored Restmere in Middletown, an 1857 villa designed by architect Richard Upjohn as a summer retreat for Alexander Van Rensselaer.

Historic Preservation Project Award

The Coletta Group  

The Coletta Group has thoughtfully restored commercial and residential spaces in the landmark Avis Block (1851) in Wickford Village. 


Historic Preservation Project Award

Sussy DeLeon and Stephen Biernacki

Sussy and Stephen have restored the elegant Ballou House (1875-77) on Providence’s West Side for a mix of uses including Sussy’s real estate firm, commercial offices, and apartments.

Historic Preservation Project Award

Robert Terino, Anthony Santoro, and John Santoro

This trio has converted the historic Lymansville Company Mill (1884-1956) in North Providence into Lofts at Lyman Mill, with 109 market-rate apartments and creative amenities..

2019 Rhody Awards

Thank you to all who attended the 11th annual Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation on Sunday, October 6, 2019

at the Aldrich Mansion, in Warwick Neck, Rhode Island. 


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