Ten projects and individuals will be recognized for their historic preservation and beneficial impacts to the community by Preserve Rhode Island at the nonprofit’s annual Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation on October 15.

Preserve Rhode Island says this year’s honorees – five for preservation projects, two homeworker awards, a stewardship award, a community impact award, and the Antoinette F. Downing Volunteer Award – will have their work celebrated that supports low-income housing, stimulates local economies, and protects landmarks for future generations.

The honorees are:

  • Unity Park LLC in Bristol: Transforming the former National Rubber Co. building into a commercial complex.
  • Broadmoor in Narrangansett: Preserving the 1896-era colonial revival summer cottage from demolition.
  • St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth: Restoring the historic Gothic revival church to its original design while installing upgrades to have the church company with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Copley Chambers in Providence: Turned the former rooming house into 26 apartments and support services for young adults.
  • Paragon Mill in Providence: Converting the former mill building into mixed-use residential and commercial space.


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Originally published by the Providence Business News.