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Historic Providence street shows holiday stuff

Posted by Paul Kandarian  December 3, 2011 10:17 AM

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Providence’s Benefit Street, a stretch of gorgeous Colonial-era homes on the city’s East Side, is known as the "mile of history" for its 18th- and 19th-century architecture and facts such as the area was where Edgar Allen Poe wooed poetess Sarah Helen Whitman. On Dec. 3, "A Benefit Street Holiday" will be held, sponsored by the Providence Preservation Society, a day-long festival that includes storyteller Len Cabral reading to kids, a holiday pet parade, and gingerbread-house decorating. Self-guided house tours and educational programs will also be held. Tour tickets are $30 each the day of the event ($25 ahead of time), and for more information, visit www.ppsri.org or call 401-831-7440.

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