Order Tix for 'Destination Drownville'

The Barrington Preservation Society is hosting a tour of homes and churches in the Afred Drown neighborhood in West Barrington on Sept. 15.

Are you planning to take a tour of Drownville, one of Barrington’s most historic neighborhoods, on Sept. 15?

The Barrington Preservation Society is hosting the tour of nine homes and two churches in an event titled “Destination Drownville” in West Barrington's Alfred Drown neighborhood. It runs from 10 am to 4 pm.

Click here to go to the society’s website for a ticket order form. Tickets are $25 before Sept. 12 and $30 after that date. You can also print out the PDF above and mail it to the preservation society.

 Drownville was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005, according to Lynn Kelly of the preservation society.

“With marsh and water views, the cohesive neighborhood still retains the charm of the mid 1850s, when Alfred Drown divided his farm to capitalize on a new Drownville Railroad Station that turned the area into a popular summer destination,” Kelly said.

Included in the tour are homes that sprang up in the waterside enclave, including rambling farmhouses, handsome Victorians and cozy bungalows that have seen transformations over the years she said.

A trolley will connect the event registration area at Barrington Christian Academy to the tour route.

To get tickets in advance, send a check with the order form to the Barrington Preservation Society, c/o Mello, 15 Appian Way, Barrington, RI 02806. 

You can also buy tickets at Barrington Christian Academy, 9 Old County Road, on the day of the tour, beginning at 9 am.

For more ticket information, call 245-4364 or visit www.barrpreservation.org.


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