COMMUNITY PRESERVATION RESPONSE PROGRAM

"CPR" for Rhode Island's historic places

No matter what the preservation concern or challenge, PRI can begin a conversation to help set plans in motion and guide you to appropriate resources and approaches.

 

When PRI is contacted with a preservation issue, we often look to gather more information by scheduling a site visit, which helps us understand the issues and make a connection with the people involved. We also give preservation advice, referrals, easement guidance, and can publicly advocate for historic places.

 

For your reference, we have created a collection of common topics our communities face and resources on best practices.

How We Respond

As the statewide advocate for historic places, PRI’s participation in community preservation issues is guided by several principles and considerations, and our limited staff and financial resources often influence our ability to participate in an issue. We must ensure that participation is strategically sound based on:

 

  • Available background facts and information

  • Amount of time available to lead to a successful outcome

  • Whether PRI’s participation would favorably influence the outcome

 

Additionally, a project must:

 

  • Include an identifiable threat to an historic place.

  • Raise identifiable preservation concerns that are relevant to Rhode Island’s history and character.

  • Align with PRI’s preservation mission to protect and celebrate Rhode Island’s historic places for generations to come.

  • Have a defined and sustainable financial risk.

 

Please contact us for more information or with your preservation issues at ggielink@preserveri.org

Map of 2020 PRI Services

Site Visit

Preservation Advice or Referral

Easement Advice

Advocacy

Matching Grant Awards

Preserve Rhode Island Headquarters

Jeremiah Dexter House

957 North Main Street

Providence, RI 02904

(401) 272-5101

staff@preserveri.org

Lippitt House Museum

199 Hope Street

Providence, RI 02906

(401) 453-0688

lippitthouse@preserveri.org

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