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Students enrolled in Roger Williams University's Historic Preservation Graduate Program worked with The Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse to assess the building for historic significance; interior and exterior conditions; and rehabilitation feasibility. The study took place in the fall of 2012 in East Providence, Rhode Island.


The lighthouse has withstood the passing of time, including the harsh coastal weather elements. Pomham Rocks’ significance was obtained through its historic function, architectural style and keeper history. Pomham Rocks Lighthouse was listed in 1976 on the National Register of Historic Places.

Pomham Rocks Light Station consists of nearly half an acre situated atop of a promontory, approximately 800 feet off the mainland of East Providence at the upper reaches of Narragansett Bay in what is called the Providence River.