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June 2009 Blog Posts (3)

Statement RE: Saving Bannister Home Made 24 June 2009

Here is the statement I made at the meeting at Brown on saving Bannister's Home



Edward Mitchell Bannister Lived at 93 Benevolent Street



You sit here now. The house where your family lived when you were born has been torn down. The house you grew up in has been torn down; the first place you lived after college has been torn down; the place you lived in when you first married has been torn down. We shall all live to be at least 100 years old, but ten years after we… Continue

Added by Marilyn Richardson on June 29, 2009 at 12:30 — 2 Comments

Saving Edward Bannister's Home in Providence, RI

So far we have had good meetings and good progress on saving painter Edward Mitchell Bannister's home at 93 Benevolent St. He and wife Christiana lived there from 1884 to 1898.The building is owned by Brown Univ.

Please feel free to write an encouraging note to Brown Univ. Pres. Dr. Ruth Simmons:

president@brown.edu

Added by Marilyn Richardson on June 25, 2009 at 21:00 — No Comments

Oh, the Horror!





First picture: c.1981

Second Picture: 2009





I passed it every day, this beautiful Stick style house. Sure, it needed a paint job and a little TLC, but what a beauty! I was horrified when I drove by it and it had been vinyl sided, robbed of its beautiful details and trim, and no longer an example of a Stick Style home. I wanted to cry. This is a great example of how the… Continue

Added by Kim Zunino on June 8, 2009 at 17:16 — 2 Comments

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