Historic Home Ownership


Dear Historic Home Owner,

Making informed decisions will maintain the historic integrity of your home, result in greater aesthetics, and protect your investment. Whether or not you’re part of the local Wickford Historic District, the information and links provided here can help guide you in the stewardship of your historic home.

Proper research before undertaking a project will go a long way toward achieving a successful result. If your property is located in the Wickford Historic District, cooperative planning with the North Kingstown Historic District Commission is the first step, so please familiarize yourself with this helpful group.

Some other terrific resources include include The Easy Guide to Rehab Standards (pdf), a publication prepared by the RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission for local historic district commissions and for property owners, and, The Secretary of the Interior’s Standard for the Treatment of Historic Properties. In addition, you’ll find helpful resources right here on Histwick’s website.

Should you have questions about the local historic district or the Historic District Commission, the Planning Department can provide further information. Call (401) 268-1574 or email nlafontaine@northkingstown.org

Enjoy your historic home. It makes our community shine!

Jim Shriner, Chairman

North KingstownHistoric District Commission


USEFUL LINKS As an owner of a historic home, you’ll find plenty of useful information online. These are web sites that HistWick located that can help to guide and inspire you along the path of proper stewardship.

Government Sites – Start here

Non-Profits Get help from other Non-Profits who play a key role in historic preservation in RI

House Histories Research your house’s history

Preservation MarketplaceFind the right materials and products for your project

Historic Homeowner Tax CreditsRead about the current status of RI tax credits

Historic Sites & Organizations Around RILearn from your own backyard

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