1192 Westminster Street, WBNA's affordable housing and office units / Photo courtesy of Clark Schoettle
You are invited to a FREE Winter Warmer Pop-Up Party at WBNA's stellar property at 1192 Westminster Street! Make merriment with friends and neighbors while touring a rarely seen residence and the offices of Childhood Lead Action Project, all while benefitting children and families of John Hope Settlement House and West End Community Center.
While this open house event is free, we graciously ask neighbors and guests to bring donations ($10 or more suggested) that will go directly to purchasing holiday gifts for children and families who participate in programs at John Hope Settlement House.
WBNA is also accepting donations at this event of new and unwrapped toys for children ages 18 months to 13 years for the West End Community Center's Holiday Toy Drive as part of our Live Local, Give Local neighborhood giving campaign. Details here.
Enjoy free beer and wine along with light snacks as you wander through a fun bit of WBNA history. At the turn of the millennium, this house was a doomed west side ruin that creative neighbors, working with WBNA, transformed into Providence's first ever showcase design house, and that WBNA maintains to this day as a high quality apartment for a low-income family and affordable office space for a local nonprofit.
This 160 year old house is worth seeing on its own, but you'll also have a chance to see a few remaining elements of the Providence Design House such as handmade bathroom tiles and a magical stairway mural. Childhood Lead Action Project, our first floor tenant since 2003, is our co-host for this event so guests can see the house in its entirety and learn more about CLAP's work. Learn more here about this past WBNA development project.
Take a breather from the pre-holiday rush at this fun, laid-back event in a storied old place, and brighten a neighbor's holiday by bringing a toy or donation to help those in need this season.