Providence, RI – The Providence Preservation Society has expanded the eligibility of its Marker Program, now recognizing buildings and sites with cultural and historical significance in addition to those that exhibit architectural integrity. This change embraces sites across the city that may have changed significantly, or have been demolished entirely, that still deserve recognition.
The revised guidelines recognize that a property may become important through association with a person, group, or event even if it doesn’t maintain original architectural features or exist any longer. Like many preservation tools, the Marker Program’s historic emphasis on well-maintained or high-style buildings has shaped the public’s understanding of what is considered historic or significant.
The new Marker Program guidelines outline the information PPS requests to begin a marker application and where to find it.