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Five historic Barrington homes to receive plaques

By   /  January 24, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

The General Thomas Allin House at 20 Lincoln Ave. will receive a plaque this year.

The Barrington Preservation Society will present its annual plaquing program on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium on the second floor of Peck Library. Elizabeth “Bonnie” Warren, chairwoman of the plaquing committee and past society president, will present plaques to five Barrington houses that are more than one hundred years old and […]

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Historic Barrington home torn down

By   /  December 11, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

An excavator tears through the rear section of the James Bowen House on New Meadow Road on Wednesday, Dec. 11. The home was 243 years old and had been plaqued by the preservation society.

It served as a tavern during the Revolutionary War and later was home to a cable ferry that ran across the Barrington River. But on Wednesday morning, Dec. 11, the James Bowen House at 24 New Meadow Road in Barrington, reached the end of the line, as crews demolished the 243-year-old house that sat upon […]

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Learn about Barrington’s ‘Captains of Industry’ on Tuesday

By   /  December 5, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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Local history buffs should plan on stopping by the Barrington Public Library on Tuesday night, Dec. 11. That’s when a few Roger Williams University students will deliver a presentation on the town’s former “Captains of Industry” and the town’s industrial past from 1820 through 1860. The students will presents new research they conducted this fall […]

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Thanks for making house tour a success

By   /  October 2, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: As co-chairs of the recent Barrington Preservation Society “Destination Drownville” House Tour, we would like to express our gratitude for the fantastic response to this event in the lovely, historic Alfred Drown neighborhood. The generous participation of property owners and advertising sponsors helped make the 2012 house tour a great success. As […]

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Barrington Preservation Society’s “Destination Drownville” draws a crowd

By   /  September 17, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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A gray morning gave way to afternoon sunshine last Saturday as the Barrington Preservation Society led dozens of local residents on a tour of the historic Alfred Drown neighborhood. The “Destination Drownville” tour included stops at numerous private homes and two churches in the area, which received a National Register of Historic Places listing in […]

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