Pennsylvania Historic Preservation

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This 18th century residence on Bridge Street in Newport, Rhode Island’s historic Point Neighborhood was a source of controversy and a catalyst for the April 2016 Keeping History Above Water conference when it was elevated by the current owners to better protect it from recurring coastal flooding. At left is the historic residence in 2012, situated at grade; at right is the residence in 2016, perched upon a 4’9”-high stone foundation above the base flood elevation (100-year flood level).

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