Historic Marker Program

The goal of the Warren Preservation Society's historic marker program is to both document and to recognize historic and distinctive structures in Warren which define its architectural and cultural heritage.  

Our 100th House Marker--March 2018 

March 2017
The program began with funds from a Rhode Island Legislative Grant in 1990.  At that time, WPS member Walter Nebiker was instrumental in researching a large body of historic Warren properties. Lombard Pozzi, WPS member and architectural historian, was also active with property research in the early years of the organization. 

In more recent years, veteran researcher and librarian Doug Hinman has volunteered much time to property research, presenting over thirty "plaques" to owners of historic properties at our annual Historic Marker Presentation Ceremony held annually in March.  As part of our Oral History Project Touisset exhibit, Doug also researched and presented markers to property owners in Touisset, including the Touisset Point Community Club.  New member David Gaskill has completed the research on several historic properties which were awarded historic markers in March 2017 and 2018. 

March 2015
 Our Historic House Marker Presentation Ceremony takes place annually at our March general membership meeting and has become a popular event for our organization and the community.     There is no fee for the marker and research but property owners are asked to become supporting members of WPS. New members are always welcome! 

If you are interested in receiving a marker for your historic property please contact us at info@preservewarren.org 

Currently 101 properties have been recognized by WPS with historic markers.

1. Samuel Randall House (31 Baker Street), 1809                                                 
2. Henry Sanders Bake House (36 Baker Street), c.1834                                                  
3. Narragansett Steam Engine Co. 3 (38 Baker Street), 1846                    
4. Child Merchant Carriage House (42 Baker Street), 1869  
5. Lafayette Club (74 Baker Street), c.1896 
6. Hicks Barton House (20 Barton Lane), c.1720                                                 
7. William Tourgee House (23 Bridge Street), c.1898                                         
8. Emma Van Sickle House (16 Bridge Street), c.1902                                                     
9. Windmill House (26 Bridge Street), c.1760
10. Benjamin Cranston House (24 Broad Street), c. 1834  
11. Nathan Perry House (28 Broad Street), c. 1839
12. James Goff House (46 Broad Street), c. 1788
13. Rufus Barton House (47 Broad Street), c. 1783
14. Sally Vance House (51 Broad Street), c. 1842                                                              
15. Piano Tuner's Workshop (51 Broad Street), c.1890 
16. Schubael Burr House (57 Broad Street), c. 1783
17. William Cole House (97 Child Street), c. 1844                            
18. Butterworth House (614 Child Street), c.1735                                                             
19.Smith Bowen House (Child Street), c.1764
20. George Littell House (1 Cherry Street), c.1854
21. James W. Burke House (Church Street), 1907
22. William Eastabrooks House (17 Church Street), 1757
23. Lewis B. Pierce House (6 Company Street), 1815
24. Cutler Mills No. 2 (16 Cutler Street), 1868
25. Cutler Mills No. 3 (30 Cutler Street), 1881
26. Ella S. Parker House (47 Cutler Street), 1902
27. Jeremiah Eddy House (23 Greene Street), c. 1793
28. Bosworth Mansion (21 Federal Street), 1850
29. Warren Artillery Co. Armory (11 Jefferson Street), 1842
30. William Hoar House (4 Lyndon Street), c.1790
31. W. Barton House (37 Liberty Street), c.1856
32. Public High School (Liberty Street), 1847-48
33. Jeremiah Child House (22 Liberty Street), ca. 1769
34. Rogers Hicks House (15 Lyndon Street), 1767
35. John J. Bickner House (20 Lyndon Street), c. 1833
36. John J. Bickner House (28 Lyndon Street), 1842
37. St. Marks Church (Lyndon Street), c.1790
38. Herbert A. Nichols House (67 King Street), c. 1902
39. Susie M. Drown House (68 King Street), 1906
40. Industrial Trust Bank (Main Street), 1906
41. Warren Mfg. Company (95 Main Street), 1847/1896
42. Warren Mfg. Co. Tenement (Main Street), 1907
43. St. Alexander's Church (Main Street), 1949
44. Jeremiah Rogers House (299 Main Street), 1792
45. Louisa Paquin House (307 Main Street), 1899
46. Level Maxwell House (382 Main Street), 1803
47. Jesse Baker House (421 Main Street), c.1753
48. George Hail Library (514 Main Street), 1889
49. Warren Town Hall (521 Main Street), 1890-94
50. John Croade House (606 Main Street), 1795
51. Smith Winslow House (624 Main Street), 1851
52. Monro-Cole House (673 Main Street), c.1898
53. Alfred Cornell House (736 Main Street), c. 1846
54. Shubael B. Cole House (825 Main Street), c.1862
55. Robert N. & Susan R. Turner House (901 Main Street), 1873
56. Clarence and Madeline Seymour House (976 Main Street), 1880
57. Clarence H. Seymour II House (20 Maple Street), 1906
58. William Bowen House (42 Market Street), c.1834
59. Jacob Sanders House (48 Market Street), 1771
60. George &Mary Ashworth House (296 Market Street), c. 1856
61. Henry Champlin House (22 Miller Street), 1833
62. John Luther House (43 Miller Street, )c.1823
63. Benjamin Cranston House (12 School Street), 1783
64. St. Mark's Chapel (16 School Street), 1860s
65. Simister House (15 School Street), c.1760
66. Warren & Barrington Gazette (6 State Street), 1913
67. James Smith House (10 State Street), c.1807
68. James Driscoll House (26 State Street), 1806
69. Eddy-Cutler House (30 State Street), c.1806
70. John Brown House (35 State Street), c.1795
71. Isreal and Benjamin Cole Jr. House (53 State Street), c.1750
72. Jabez Brown House (11 Summer Street), c. 1842 
73. John Wheaton House (Union Street), 1833
74. Dora Swift House (14 Washington Street), 1903
75. Jesse Davis House (18 Washington Street), c.1793
76. George T. Gardner House (19 Washington Street), 1850
77. Hannah Buckingham House (35 Washington Street), 1904
78. M..L. Salisbury House (40 Washington Street), c.1849
79. Josiah Munro House (45 Washington Street), 1795
80. Simeon Peck House (46 Washington Street), c.1768
81. Bliss House (Water Street), 1788
82. Charles E. Phinney House (Water Street), c.1872
83. Andrews and Eddy Oil Manufactory (Water Street), 1837
84. Captain Hail Bowen House (45 Water Street), c.1791
85. Samuel Martin House (125 Water Street), 1795
86. Hall's Block (146 Water Street), 1833
88. Jonathan Bliss House (160 Water Street), 1788   
89. Samuel and Caleb Miller House (165 Water Street), c.1788
90. William Hill House (242 Water Street) 1761
91. Hope Bank (259 Water Street), c.1810
92. Brown Gardner Mill (38 Water Street), 1842
93. Marble's Hall (405 Water Street), c.1844
94. Nathan Kent House (11 Wheaton Street), 1843
95. Patrick Barrett House (34 Wheaton Street), c.1857
96. Joseph and Mary Smith House (41 Wheaton Street), 1948 
97. Charles McCanna House (Wheaton Street), 1880-81
98. Minnie Coggeshall's Dance Hall (TPCC, Touisset Road), 1919
99. George Coggeshall Outbuilding, (Touisset Road), 1876
100. George Coggeshall House, (Touisset Rd), 1864
101. Samuel Mason III House, (Touisset Rd), c.1851-55


Thank you to everyone who helped WPS reach this sweet milestone!