EASEMENT PROPERTY PORTFOLIO
North Kingstown, RI
In 2020, the Town of North Kingstown granted a historic preservation easement to PRI to permanently protect the historic features of this late 19th century Greek Revival style building that is a central component of the Wickford Historic District.
The building has been sold to an experienced developer who will begin a construction project to convert the building to a mixed-use, multi-purpose venue for dining, performing arts, and public and private functions.
Preserve RI and the Preservation Society of Pawtucket (PSP) secured permanent protection of the 1828 Joseph Spaulding House through a historic preservation easement in April 2019. 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.
1 Cooke Street
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.