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The Roger Williams University (RWU) Community Partnerships Center (CPC) formed a project partnership with the Providence Revolving Fund in the fall of 2011 to explore rehabilitation design options and the creation of an integrated construction plan for the Charles G. Calder House. A team of students and faculty from RWU’s School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation analyzed the existing conditions and used their knowledge of architecture and historic preservation to prepare a rehabilitation plan to allow reuse of the building for housing while conforming to all applicable historic preservation guidelines and regulations. The project allowed the students to apply their training while receiving hands-on learning and provided project-based assistance to the Providence Revolving Fund and the Elmwood community.


Upon completion and proper drying time of new plaster, sand all walls to an even smooth surface and apply base coat followed by Linen White paint by Benjamin Moore (flat) on all wall surfaces. Ceilings are all to be painted a flat Ceiling White by Benjamin Moore. Woodwork that has been painted in the past (not stained) is all to receive semi-gloss Bright White paint by Benjamin Moore. No less than two coats throughout on all painted surfaces.