Since 1983 the Preservation Society of Pawtucket has operated a historic building marker program. Markers are given to qualifying residential, commercial, and civic buildings.

The goals and objectives of the Marker Program 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 structures in the City of Pawtucket

The marker program has two stages. First, research is performed to determine the first owner of the structure in addition to its date of construction. The second stage consists of a marker committee review to determine eligibility for the marker.

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
  • Landscaping
  • 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

43 Armistice Street
T. Stewart Little House

The house was designed in 1929 by Monahan and Meikle for T. Stewart Little, the President of the John W. Little Company (John Watson Little was his father).  Before this house was built, Stewart Little lived next door, at 55 Armistice, which was designed by R.C.N. Monahan.

131 Mulberry Street
Frank Dupuis House

This very large house was built in 1914 and was originally at 40 Beech Street. It was moved to this site to be saved from demolition during the construction of I-95. Frank Dupuis was the founder of today’s Dupuis Oil Company.


67 Cedar Street
Potter-Collyer House

The Potter-Collyer House was built in 1863 as a one-and-a-half story timber-frame cottage with a gable roof, a style popular in Pawtucket during the mid-19th century. Subsequent additions and expansions (1877, 1895, 1902) have added a two-story hip-roof and signifantly altered the floor plan, but the original Gothic bargeboards have remained. Elisha O. Potter, a machinist, built the house and four years later sold it to Samuel S. Collyer who became the Chief of the Pawtucket Fire Department in 1874. The house was moved 400 feet from its original location on the west side of Pine Street in 1962 during the construction of I-95. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

83 Glenwood Avenue

The house at 83 Glenwood was built c. 1927 and in 1930 was occupied by Milton Orlando Black (1900-1972).  Milton worked as the classified advertising manager at the Pawtucket Times.  Milton's father was Charles Orlando Black (b. 1871), who was the treasurer of the Times, and Milton’s grandfather David was the proprietor.  David Orlando Black (1846-1916) was the former owner of the Providence Evening Telegram.  He purchased the Pawtucket Times in 1890 and commissioned the building on Exchange Street.

Marker Properties Gallery
Current List of Marker Properties

4 Albert Street
43-45 Alfred Stone Road
71-73 Alfred Stone Road
103 Alfred Stone Road
33 Arlington Street
38 Armistice Boulevard
43 Armistice Boulevard
55 Armistice Boulevard
56 Armistice Boulevard
80 Armistice Boulevard
86 Armistice Boulevard
2 Bayley Street
6 Bedford Road
22 Bedford Road
9 Beech Street
64 Blaisdell Avenue
8 Blodgett Avenue
62 Blodgett Avenue
370 Broadway
25 Brown Street
21 Cambria Court
27 Cambria Court
39 Cambria Court
63 Cambria Court
81 Cambria Court
86 Cambria Court
92 Cambria Court
30 Capwell Avenue
63 Capwell Avenue
67 Capwell Avenue
67 Cedar Street
32 Central Avenue
636 Central Avenue
14 Cooke Street
109 Cottage Street
135 Cottage Street
212 Cottage Street
9 Daniels Street
7 Denver Street
14 Denver Street
57 Dryden Avenue
70 Dryden Avenue
80 Dryden Avenue
81 Dryden Avenue
568 East Avenue
603 East Avenue
610 East Avenue
625 East Avenue
690 East Avenue
30 Fruit Street
53 Glenwood Avenue
56 Glenwood Avenue
59 Glenwood Avenue
77 Glenwood Avenue
82 Glenwood Avenue
83 Glenwood Avenue
157 Glenwood Avenue
184 Glenwood Avenue
23 Harvard Avenue
178 High Street
221 High Street
30 Highland Avenue
1 Homestead Street
7 Homestead Street
5 Howard Avenue
10 Howard Avenue
9 Kenilworth Way
19 Kenilworth Way
25 Kenilworth Way
28 Kenilworth Way
32 Kenilworth Way
423 Lonsdale Avenue
5 Lowden Street
62 Lowden Street
70 Lowden Street
97 Lowden Street
281 Lowden Street
15 Lyon Street
35 Lyon Street
41-43 Lyon Street
52 Lyon Street
20 Marbury Street
109 Marbury Street
126 Marbury Street
144 Marbury Street
111 Massasoit Avenue
44 Maynard Street
69 Maynard Street
9 Montgomery Street
47 Mulberry Street
59 Mulberry Street
131 Mulberry Street
1012 Newport Avenue
17 Nickerson Street
9 Nottingham Way
33 Nottingham Way
184 Oak Hill Avenue
36 Park Place
67 Park Place
487 Pawtucket Avenue
400 Pine Street
713 Pleasant Street
24 Potter Street
53-55 Potter Street
58 Potter Street
5 Progress Street
120-122 Progress Street
146 Raleigh Avenue
166 Raleigh Avenue
182 Raleigh Avenue
216 Raleigh Avenue
188 Rhode Island Avenue
38 Ridge Street
20 Roberta Avenue
34 Roosevelt Avenue
353 Roosevelt Avenue
96 Sayles Avenue
135 Sayles Avenue
25 Scott Avenue
19 Stuart Street
13 Summer Street
66 Summit Street
98 Summit Street
66 Underwood Street
53 Vernon Street
128 Walcott Street
140 Walcott Street
150 Walcott Street
161 Walcott Street
11 Walnut Street
24 Walnut Street
10 White Street
18 Wilcox Avenue
230 West Forest Avenue