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
  • 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.

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