APTNE Building Stone Walking Tour

  • Saturday, May 06, 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • Providence, RI


  • Must be a 2017 APTNE member.

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APTNE Building Stone Walking Tour 

Providence, RI

Saturday, May 6, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Providence is an old, formerly wealthy city with buildings of all styles and ages in a compact, walkable area. The buildings reflect changing fashions in building stone and well as architectural style. The setting is an ideal classroom for urban geology.
Join Emily Burns for a 1.5 to 2-hour walking tour of stone masonry buildings in Providence. Each participant will receive a handout of the tour, including a map. The handout is a chapter from Emily's upcoming Apple ibook, The City Rocks: Learning about Geology with Building Stone. As a professor at the Community College of Rhode Island, Emily takes her students on a similar stone walk in Providence each semester. Lisa Howe, director of the New England branch of Building Conservation Associates, Inc. is the co-leader of the tour. The origin and composition of stones in each building will be discussed. Participants will learn as much basic geology as wanted, depending on individuals' interest and background.

Lunch will be on your own; however, a centrally-located restaurant will be selected for anyone who wishes to join. 

Members and non-members are welcome. Please register soon, space is limited to 16 people.  Members:  $15, Non-members:  $25

The tour is composed of the following stops:
  1. Sayles Hall, Brown University
  2. Robinson Hall, Brown University
  3. John Hay Library, Brown Univeristy
  4. Providence Athenaeum
  5. World War I Memorial, Waterplace Park
  6. Verrazano Memorial, waterplace park
  7. One Financial Plaza
  8. Turks Head Building
  9. Industrial Trust Company Building
  10. Westminster Square Building
  11. Providence City Hall
  12. Grace Church

Register here:  APTNE Building Stone Walking Tour

Waterpark Place
Photo Credit:  www.citi-data.com

Providence City Hall, circa 1906
Photo Credit:  www.RI.gov


Walking Building Stone Tour brought to you by our Limestone Sponsors Robert Silman & Associates and by Vidaris,
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