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2019 Festival of Historic Houses - Sunday Walking Tours

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Paterson Park Neighborhood

Angell Street and Paterson Street

Providence, RI 02906

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The 39th Festival of Historic Houses will offer tour-goers the chance to explore the late 19th and early 20th century homes of Providence’s Paterson Park Neighborhood, located in the Blackstone Park Historic District.

At the turn of the 20th century the accessibility of modern utilities expanded beyond captains of industry to middle-class citizens. Paterson Park was one of the newly-accessible neighborhoods designed for the upwardly-mobile professional class. These were the homes of physicians, insurance agents, importers, chemists, lawyers, jewelers, and professors of the day, and also where the writer H.P. Lovecraft spent the early part of his life. We encourage you to join us and learn more about this tucked-away enclave on Providence's East Side.


Sunday Walking Tours

Sunday, June 16 offers a choice of three guided walking tours of the Paterson Park Neighborhood.

H.P. Lovecraft: A Youth in Wayland Square, led by Beverly Pettine @ 1:15 pm and 3:30 pm

Come walk in the Wayland Square that H.P. Lovecraft knew. See where he lived and played, and visit the sites that inspired his youthful writing.

A Place of Beauty and Satisfaction, a tour of Gladys Potter Park, led by Steve Coon @ 1:15 pm

Blackstone Park Conservation District walking tour @ 3 pm

Tickets are $10 for PPS Members, $15 for non-members

Attendees will be contacted by email with additional details prior to the day of the event.




Full Festival of Historic Houses Schedule:

Monday, June 3: Free Festival Preview Lecture at Saint Martin's Episcopal Church, 5:30 - 7 pm (tickets)

Thursday, June 13: Festival Preview Party at Lincoln School’s 1870 Dwight House, 5:30 - 7:30 pm (tickets)

Saturday, June 15: Self-guided private house tours in the Paterson Park neighborhood, 10 am - 4 pm (tickets)

Sunday, June 16: Guided walking tours of the Paterson Park neighborhood and its green spaces, 1 - 5 pm (tickets)

Interested in volunteering for the Festival? All volunteers receive free tickets to the Saturday, June 15 house tours. Click here for more information!

**All those who purchase tickets will receive email updates about PPS events and advocacy work. You may opt out of our mailing list at any time.**

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Paterson Park Neighborhood

Angell Street and Paterson Street

Providence, RI 02906

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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