Support the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy’s efforts to restore the Soldiers and Sailors monument! Erected in its current location across from City Hall in 1871, the iconic monument was moved in 1913 and later returned to its original place in Kennedy Plaza during renovations in 1997. Unfortunately, it’s currently in poor condition and its deterioration continues.
In partnership with the City of Providence and RIPTA, the DPPC plans to repair the structure and improve landscaping around it for a total cost of $300,000. Phase One includes refurbishing the stone and bronze, fabricating new cannonballs, repairing lighting, and improving landscaping. Phase Two will add permanent infrastructure improvements such as a low metal fence, concrete columns, and tables and chairs.
The DPPC recently received a $10,000 grant to jumpstart the project. Now the organization needs your support! Read about the effort in The Providence Journal, and donate directly through provparksconservancy.org.