ProJo: Historic Warwick building to house homeless, disabled

Posted: May 21, 2017 at 5:43 PM

Updated: May 21, 2017 at 5:43 PM

Ten apartments have been built in the nearly 200-year-old exhibit hall.

PROVIDENCE — The rehabilitation of a landmark house in Pawtuxet Village, which will now be used to house homeless people and individuals with disabilities, will be celebrated at a ceremony Monday in Warwick.

The house at 69 Fair St., Warwick, built around 1820 for the Rhode Island Society for the Encouragement of Domestic Industry, was once the centerpiece of a 12-acre fairground, and was used to host state fairs and cattle shows until 1848. During the off-season, the exhibit hall was used for school and religious activities.

Today the 2½-story Greek Revival building sits on a nearly one-acre hilltop site.

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