East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society

East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society

                                                                                                                Est. 1967

 

110 King Street - Headquarters of the EGHPS

Our headquarters: the Old Kent County Jail, 110 King St., East Greenwich
 
When the Colonel Micah Whitmarsh House, the Brick House, at 294 Main Street, East Greenwich, was to be razed to make way for a parking lot, a number of the townsfolk foresaw what the future could hold. Already the Old Town Hall had disappeared and a number of lovely old houses had been demolished to make way for nondescript purposes. The whole character of the town was going to change if this were allowed to continue.  
  In 1967 the East Greenwich Preservation Society was formed, primarily to acquire and save the Brick House. The building was refurbished, financed with money obtained from dues, donations, grants and bank loans, and became a working asset of the town. 
    In 1969 the “Old Kent County Jail” at 110 King Street was scheduled to be torn down or moved to change the traffic pattern on Water Street. The Society rallied in support of the Jail, purchased the structure and it remains on its original site as the headquarters of the East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society.  
 
 

Your membership and participation are the most
important parts of our organization! Join Today!

 

 

Ongoing Projects

  • Encouraging the protection and preservation of buildings, neighborhoods, documents, photographs and items of historic significance.
  • Monthly programs which are open and free to the public.
  • Continued restoration of the Old Jail.
  • Sponsoring programs that foster community growth.
  • Publishing The Packet, a newsletter with in-depth history of the Town.
  • Participating in educational and civic events.

 

Help Protect and Preserve the History of
East Greenwich, Rhode Island!

 


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October 20
EGHPS October Meeting
What's Your Favorite? 75 Classic New England Foods Jim Hale will celebrate 75 classic New England foods, from American Chop Suey to Yankee Post ...
October 27
Historic Halloween at the Old Jail
Chills, thrills, fun, games and a little bit of history are part of a family Halloween party at the Old Jail, 110 King Street ...

Fun Facts
The 1842 Constitution of Rhode Island was adopted by the General Assembly in the former East Greenwich Methodist Church on Main Street on November 5, 1842.
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Until 1854, East Greenwich was one of the five state capitals in Rhode Island. The others were Providence, Newport, South Kingstown and Bristol.
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