First Phase of Providence Academy North Porches Project Complete

 In The Historic Trust

Visitors to Providence Academy can once again walk on the northwest section of the galleried porches and use the new ADA ramp. The Trust is very appreciative to the many generous supporters of this project, including the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and the state Heritage Capital Projects grant program. The open gallery porches are a significan.

French Colonial architectural feature on the primarily Georgian Revival building, and show how building designer Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart was influenced by her upbringing in Quebec.

The porch rehabilitation project, which started in 2017 on the Academy’s south side, will now move on to the northeast porches and related entrances as part of the Trust’s ongoing historic stewardship of the 1873 landmark building. Since 2015, the Trust is and continues to be grateful for the contributions which have resulted in the more than $16,000,000 investment in purchase, maintenance, and rehabilitation which will help the building be passed on to future generations. Docent-led tours of the building are available Wednesday through Friday. For more information visit:

Providence Academy has unique office space available to rent. For more information, please contact Shelly Knight at

To contribute to Academy rehabilitation, contact Judy Starr, Director of Development, at or 360-992-1835.

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