Monday, September 15, 2014

2014 Historic Marker Presentation

Our Fall General Meeting and Potluck was held on Thursday, September 18th at the Methodist Church on State Street.  The evening included the annual WPS House Marker Award Ceremony.   Board member Doug Hinman, WPS researcher, historian, presented house markers to several historic properties, including the Warren Artillery Armory and the Narragansett Steam Engine Company. Doug also shared a summary of the history of each property with the membership.

 Many thanks to the members and guests that attended the meeting, as well as to Doug for his hard work completing the research on these properties.  The House Marker Presentation Ceremony is a yearly event for WPS and Doug plans to research other  properties for an additional presentation ceremony at our March general meeting. 

Warren Artillery Armory, 1842
Narragansett Steam Engine Co., 1846
Bliss House, 1788
Nellie Easterbrook House, 1757

Clarence &Marie Seymour House, 1880

Jeremiah Rogers House, 1792





Monday, June 16, 2014

2014 Annual Meeting and Elections

The 2014 WPS Annual Meeting with Elections was  held on Thursday, June 19th at the Methodist Church, Church Street, Warren.

The following candidates were elected to the WPS Board for the 2014-2015 term:

Eileen Collins--President
Gretchen Ruebner--Vice-President
Nick Heywood--Secretary
Tony Guida--Treasurer

Keri Cronin--Trustee
Nathan Arndt--Trustee
Doug Hinman--Trustee
David Wescott--Trustee
Darby Pontes--Trustee
Wendy Farr--Trustee

Following the meeting and elections there was a showing of the Oral History Project film: "Stories of the Silent Generation."

Many thanks to all the members and guests that attended the meeting.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

WPS and the RI State Preservation Conference--Heirloom State of Mind

The Randall House at 31 Baker Street was a featured during the RI State Preservation Conference which was hosted in Warren on April 26, 2014.  In a session entitled "Gardening in an Heirloom State of Mind", New England garden authority Roger B. Swain discussed the past and present cultivation of produce and emphasized the strong connection between preservation and sustainability.

The session concluded with a visit to the Randall House where garden designer Christine Lichatz and WPS President Eileen Collins revealed plans to create a low maintenance, sustainable period garden.

The Warren Preservation Society would like to thank Roger B. Swain and Christine Lichatz for their presentations, and also the many attendees of the conference who were able to share in our on-going plans for the restoration of this historic property. The restoration of the gardens at the Randall House is currently under way...we will keep you posted on our progress!