Our Community Preservation Response (CPR) program is central to our mission. It is the direct avenue for contacting us for assistance with any preservation challenges you or your community may face.
We have developed an in-depth collection of common preservation challenges and guidance for how to approach them. Topics: Demolition by Neglect, Preserving Family Properties, Organizations at Crossroads, Organizing to Save Places, Selecting Your Historic Building Team. Additionally, we have a large compilation of resources for conducting research and learning more about buildings, history, and preservation.
This list represents businesses who are current paid members of Preserve Rhode Island and who have affirmed their interest and experience in historic preservation and related fields. If you choose to retain their services, we strongly recommend you request a list of recent references. Preserve Rhode Island does not endorse any of the businesses listed in this Directory.
Working with Historic Buildings
This is a compilation of articles, videos, and how-to resources to assist owners of historic properties with common-sense preservation approaches to repairs and maintenance. As new resources are added, we will include them in our e-newsletter, so sign up for Around the Block to keep up-to-date.
A listing of local, regional, and national organizations that may provide additional assistance in caring for and learning about your historic property.
Providence Preservation Society | Advocacy, House Research, Marker Program
Providence Revolving Fund | Advocacy and Loans
Preservation Society of Newport County | Advocacy and House Research
Newport Restoration Foundation | Educational Programs and Historic Houses for Rent
Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission | House Research, Loans, National Register of Historic Places
Rhode Island Historical Society Library | House Research
Roger Williams University | Architecture & Historic Preservation Program
Salve Regina University | Cultural & Historic Preservation Program
Historic New England | Technical Assistance
National Trust for Historic Preservation | Advocacy and Non-Profit Grant Program
Preservation Action | Advocacy