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Wednesday, April 3
 

7:30am

Guided Walking Tour of Downtown Providence led by Dietrich Neumann

This walking tour will present a few of the most significant buildings and public sculptures at the heart of Providence from the 18th to the 21st Century. We will discuss the Providence Renaissance with its creation of Waterplace Park and the re-opening of the rivers and see splendid examples of historic preservation and rehabilitation.

All guided tours are free of charge. Unless specified, tours do not require registration and will gather in the lobby of the Providence Biltmore. Tour times reflect a maximum duration and include walking to/from the beginning and end of the tour from the hotel.


Wednesday April 3, 2013 7:30am - 9:00am
Hotel lobby (Providence Biltmore, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI)

9:00am

Library Guided Tour: Fleet Library as Adaptive Reuse

Andrew Martinez, Archivist, will tour the Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design and detail the history of the building from its origin as a bank to an acclaimed case of adaptive reuse as RISD’s library. Each tour limited to 15 people, meet at 15 Westminster St. SIGN-UP REQUIRED.

—> Sign up for the library guided tour: http://www.doodle.com/64bt8zma58bps5f8

Walking directions from the Providence Biltmore: http://goo.gl/maps/Ku3Kn


Wednesday April 3, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design 15 Westminster Street

10:00am

Library Guided Tour: Fleet Library Special Collections

Fleet Library Special Collections Librarian Laurie Whitehill Chong will present samples from the noteworthy Artists’ Book Collection of 1400 multiples, hand-made book objects, and limited edition books. Tour limited to 20 people, meet at 15 Westminster St. SIGN-UP REQUIRED.

—> Sign up for the library guided tour: http://www.doodle.com/64bt8zma58bps5f8

Walking directions from the Providence Biltmore: http://goo.gl/maps/Ku3Kn


Wednesday April 3, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design 15 Westminster Street
 
Thursday, April 4
 

7:30am

Guided Walking Tour of Brown University campus led by Dietrich Neumann

This tour will visit the Brown University campus and a number of individual buildings of one of America's oldest colleges, dating from the 18th to the 21st Century, including works by McKim Mead and White, Philip Johnson and Diller & Scofidio. We will also see one of Richard Upjohn's late Gothic Revival Churches, St.Stevens of 1862. Please note: this tour will involve scaling and descending the considerable elevation of College Hill.

All guided tours are free of charge. Unless specified, tours do not require registration and will gather in the lobby of the Providence Biltmore. Tour times reflect a maximum duration and include walking to/from the beginning and end of the tour from the hotel.


Thursday April 4, 2013 7:30am - 9:00am
Hotel lobby (Providence Biltmore, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI)
 
Friday, April 5
 

12:00pm

Guided Walking Tour of Rhode Island School of Design campus led by Andrew Martinez

This tour highlights the 135-year history of RISD as it relates to the historic and significant buildings on the RISD campus.

All guided tours are free of charge. Unless specified, tours do not require registration and will gather in the lobby of the Providence Biltmore. Tour times reflect a maximum duration and include walking to/from the beginning and end of the tour from the hotel.


Friday April 5, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Hotel lobby (Providence Biltmore, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI)