Saturday, August 24, 2019

September Meeting & Renovation Roundtable

Many thanks to the members and guests who attended our Fall Membership Meeting 
& Potluck Supper on Thursday, September 19th at the First United Methodist Church. 

The meeting featured our first "Renovation Roundtable". This was a presentation by the owners of four historic Warren properties with photographs and stories of their individual restoration challenges and accomplishments.  Our first presentation featured the following properties:  
42 Market Street; 51 Broad Street; 47 Broad Street and 73 King Street.  

We are looking forward to a second "Renovation Roundtable" presentation in the future! 

Friday, May 31, 2019

Annual Meeting

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Thursday June 20th for our Annual Meeting at the Maxwell House and the Dedication of The Middle Passage Historic Site Marker at the Town Wharf on Water Street.  Middle Passage Committee members and WPS Board Members  Pat Mues and Sarah Weed presented the newest addition to our marker series in a moving ceremony that featured a group reading of the names of the enslaved men and women who lived in Warren. The sign is permanently located across from the Captain Charles Collins House, one of the financiers of the Abigail, the first slave ship that was launched from Warren in 1789. The ceremony was attended by members and guests from the Newport Middle Passage Committee and Warren town officials.  This marker was paid for primarily with funds from a RI State Legislative Grant and we are extremely proud of its presence on the Town Wharf where it will serve to educate the public on the role Rhode Island and Warren played in the American transatlantic slave trade.

Dedication Ceremony at the Town Wharf

Reception at the Maxwell House

The Middle Passage Site Marker

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

March Membership Meeting

Several historic properties were awarded house markers at our membership meeting on March 14th. 

John Salisbury House, ca. 1795
31 Church Street
George & Mary Patton House, ca. 1924
24 Lyndon Street

Charles H. Handy House, ca. 1866
329 Main Street
Bowen-Luther House, ca. 1840
11 Laurel Lane

RI Distributing Co., ca. 1866
293 Child Street
Thomas Simister House, c. 1873
212 Market Street

The following properties were also recognized:
24 Westminster St. – Warren Mfg. Co. House, c. 1896
14 Lyndon Street – Bowen-Luther House, c. 1880

We would like to thank our research committee members David Gaskill and Doug Hinman for sharing their deed research on these historic properties.

Thank you to the property owners and our members for joining us and supporting this event.