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2019 Festival of Historic Houses - Thursday Preview Party

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Margarethe Dwight House

297 Butler Avenue

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.


Thursday Preview Party

A Festival Preview Party will be held on the evening of Thursday, June 13 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Lincoln School's Margarethe Dwight House, a large Second Empire home built in 1870 for Christopher A. Pierce. In 1883, the architectural firm of Stone, Carpenter & Willson renovated the property in keeping with the style of the time. The property was purchased by the Lincoln School in 1943 and re-named in honor of the daughter of the school’s founder. Guests will enjoy live music, heavy hors d'oeuvres, full bar, and a luxury raffle.

Tickets are $125, and include admission to Saturday’s house tours. Proceeds support PPS’s citywide preservation advocacy.

Hosted by: Suzanne Fogarty, Head of School, Lincoln School

Event Co-chairs: Martha Boss Bennett and Oliver H. L. Bennett



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!

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297 Butler Avenue

Providence, RI 02906

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