PRESS RELEASES

August 31, 2022

2022 RHODY AWARDS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION ANNOUNCED

Preserve RI announced today the honorees of the 13th annual Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation. They include a range of projects and people spanning from Westerly to Woonsocket. This year’s Rhody Awards celebrate work that supports affordable and low-income housing, rejuvenates historic downtowns, saves rural landscapes and protects iconic landmarks for present and future generations.

August 22, 2022

Preserve Rhode Island Releases New Findings on Stone Enders, an Architectural Style Unique to Rhode Island

Preserve Rhode Island, the state-wide nonprofit committed to preserving Rhode Island’s historic places for future generations, unveiled a new study on Stone Enders, an early colonial architectural style unique to Rhode Island. The new research was undertaken as part of their work in rehabilitating the historic Valentine Whitman House (c.1696) back into a private residence. With the rehabilitation now complete, Preserve RI listed the property for sale with Residential Properties at $539.9 thousand last week. A historic easement, overseen by Preserve RI, will be put on the property, permanently protecting the architectural integrity of the house.

May 17, 2022

One of Rhode Island’s Oldest Houses becomes a Family Home Once Again

Preserve Rhode Island, the state-wide nonprofit committed to preserving Rhode Island’s historic places for future generations, announced at a town meeting in Lincoln on Monday, their plans to return the historic Valentine Whitman House (c. 1696) back into a private residence. A preservation easement, overseen by Preserve RI, will be put on the property, permanently protecting the architectural integrity of the house. The Town of Lincoln transferred ownership of the Valentine Whitman House to Preserve RI in July 2021. Extensive repair and rehabilitation work began immediately and the project is estimated to cost $600 thousand dollars when complete. With the rehabilitation of the house in the final stages, Preserve RI plans to put the house on the market in June

September 8, 2021

2021 RHODY AWARDS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION ANNOUNCED

Preserve Rhode Island (Preserve RI) and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission (RIHPHC) announce the honorees of the 13th annual Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation. They include a highly regarded preservation planner from South Kingstown, an all-volunteer organization that has preserved the heart of Lincoln’s Great Road, a young couple who created a home in a historic Portsmouth mill, and an array of innovative preservation projects including a former movie palace, a public housing complex, and a colonial-era farmstead.

August 24, 2021

Scenic Aquidneck Coalition Celebrates the Completion of Burying Utilities Along Middletown's Third Beach and Paradise Valley 

On Thursday, August 19, the Scenic Aquidneck Coalition celebrated the completion of a project to bury power and communication lines along Third Beach Road and Indian Avenue in Middletown, Rhode Island. Inspired by the 2017 Second Beach project, the Scenic Third Beach Project removes the rest of the poles on Sachuest Point along Third Beach and up Indian Avenue, promoting coastal resiliency, restoring the historic landscape and enhancing the area’s scenic appeal.