A Night at Knight
A Festival of Historic Houses Preview Party to benefit PPS and Knight Memorial Library
Friday, June 2. 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
The Webster Knight House
118 Princeton Avenue, Providence
$125 (includes admission to June 3 Festival tour, a $45 value)
Experience the oldest and grandest Colonial Revival in the Upper Elmwood Historic District: The c. 1897 Webster Knight House. This exquisite private home was built by legendary textile manufacturer Robert Brayton Knight, founder of B.B. & R. Knight, the original manufacturer of Fruit of the Loom. Celebrated Providence architects Angell & Swift spared no architectural detail, from intricate millwork to opalescent stained glass. From the grand hall through to the piazza, guests will enjoy live music, luxury raffles, full bar, oysters and hors d’oeuvres.
Your ticket purchase helps fund PPS’s citywide preservation advocacy work, as well as preparation work for restoration of the neighborhood’s Knight Memorial Library. Built nearby as a tribute to Robert and Louisa Knight by their children in 1924, the Library is now part of the Providence Community Library system.
Special thanks to homeowners Brett Schneider and Elizabeth Maxwell!