TR14 Bristol's Architectural Legacy

April 27, 2019
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
$45 per person
1 Sabin Street
Providence, RI 02903
(312) 573-1365

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Walking & Bus Tour
Catherine W. Zipf, Bristol Historical & Preservation Society, Tour Leader


Under the patronage of the slave-trading DeWolf family, Bristol quickly rebuilt itself after the American Revolution in glorious Greek and Gothic Revival styles. Its cosmopolitan attitudes are evident in the many high-style structures that still stand in this historic seaport. After the DeWolf family declared bankruptcy, Bristol regrouped under the leadership of the Herreshoff family, whose boat building business drove Bristol's Victorian and resort era. This tour will investigate the history of Bristol's architectural legacy with a special focus on its 19th-century structures.

This tour is open to the public and is part of the 72nd Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians.



How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact us at 312-573-1365 or email

Where does the tour meet?

The tour will depart from the ground floor lobby of the Rhode Island Convention Center (1 Sabin St, Providence). The times indicate when the tour will depart from the lobby and the time the tour will return to the convention center. Please plan to arrive a few minutes prior to the departure of your tour.

TR14 Bristol's Architectural Legacy