Providence Preservation Society: 25th Annual Festival of Historic Houses
The 35th Annual Festival of Historic Houses will take place this year from June 14-15, inviting attendees to explore the Cooke Street neighborhood on Providence’s East Side, along with the Pearl Street Lofts mill complex in South Providence.
The 2014 Festival starts on Saturday in an enclave of homes within the College Hill neighborhood, between Brown University and the Fox Point neighborhood. Approximately ten houses will be open for touring in this area, which includes Cooke, Manning and Hope Streets.
The tour continues on Sunday across town on the edge of Providence’s South Side at Pearl Street Lofts, the location is an old industrial mill complex converted into live, work and retail space. Built between 1842 and 1857, the complex underwent an adaptive reuse development from 2002 to 2004 and today houses 55 units of rentable, buyable and affordable residences and work spaces. Also open will be Studio Dunn, the Anchor Providence arts and business incubator, and Keeseh Woodshop, DWRI Letterpress, and KITE Architects – one of Rhode Island’s leading architectural firms.
Saturday, June 14 (College Hill): 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Sunday, June 15 (Pearl Street Lofts): Noon – 4:00 pm.
The weekend event will also include a ticketed kick-off cocktail party on Friday evening at the Joseph Cooke House on Hope Street. The Friday evening event is a special fundraiser for PPS, and opens the weekend of tours with cocktails, hors d’oeurves and celebration.
On Sunday, KITE Architects will host a special open house reception from 3:00 – 6:00 pm as an extension to the Festival tour.
Get your tickets here. $35 in advance per day for PPS members, $40 for non-members. Day-of tickets are $45. In advance 2-day tickets are $75. The Friday evening coctail event is $125.