EASEMENT PROPERTY PORTFOLIO

Providence, RI

1 Cooke Street is a historically significant area of open land within the Power Street-Cooke Street National Register Historic District. Due to previous development plans on the land, the owners who  donated  this easement to PRI wanted to ensure that it would remain undeveloped and a contributing feature of Providence’s historic and scenic urban streetscape.

 

Though this easement does not protect a historic building, it protects the undeveloped nature of the property and allows for unobstructed views of the surrounding historic buildings and maintains the original configuration of the urban landscape.

Preserve RI and the Preservation Society of Pawtucket (PSP) secured through a historic preservation easement in April 2019 for the permanent protection of the 1828 Joseph Spaulding House.  The well-preserved home is located at 30 Fruit Street in the historic Quality Hill section of Pawtucket. The easement, held by Preserve RI, protects the property from development and preserves the exterior and select interior features of the house forever.

Blithewold is a 33-acre summer estate and is nationally significant in American history as one of the most fully developed and authentic examples of the Country Place Era.  Aside from the historic mansion, the gardens and arboretum contain an extensive collection of rare and unusual plants, amongst many other landscape structures and features, including the tallest Giant Sequoia tree on the East Coast. With stunning views of Narragansett Bay and miles of paths, it is a place for all to enjoy.

 

Blithewold is permanently protected by a comprehensive conservation and historic preservation easement with PRI that ensures all changes to the home, secondary structures, and grounds will be in accordance with national preservation standards.

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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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