Our historic building marker program began in 1983 and since then we have identified many residential, commercial, and civic buildings as being important to the history of Pawtucket.
The program objectives are:
- To identify and recognize historically and architecturally significant structures
- To raise public awareness of, and appreciation for, said structures
- To encourage historically sensitive changes to existing structures in the City of Pawtucket
This is a voluntary program which does not carry any regulations or restrictions. Though historically appropriate materials and features do contribute to the overall eligibility of a building, they are not the only qualifying factors. The marker recognizes a building’s significance; it does not determine eligibility for the local historic district (which is managed by the City’s Historic District Commission).
Any building or structure located in the City that contributes to the architectural or historic character of the City will be considered. The exterior of all structures reviewed by the Committee for recognition will be evaluated by the following criteria:
- Historical Relevance – connection to an historical event, person, or to an economic, social, or cultural trend in Pawtucket
- Date of Construction
- Architectural Significance and Integrity
- Possibility of Jeopardy – whether the property or structure is threatened by neglect, environmental factors, vandalism, or demolition
- Contribution to the Neighborhood
There is no charge to apply. If eligible, the cost of the marker is $200. Download the application here.
14 inches wide, aluminum cast
Most Recent Marker Properties
46 Dryden Avenue
Frank Dupuis House, 1930
17 Marbury Street
Caroline & Russell A. Peck, Jr. House, 1940