Lecture at Linden Place: Four Eagles – Appreciating Bristol’s History and Heritage
This talk with the homeowner, Garry Holmstrom, will shed light on one of downtown Bristol’s most notable historic homes
Have you seen the eagles of Four Eagles, one of downtown Bristol’s most notable historic homes located at 341 Hope Street? Join us to review the history, legends, and recent discoveries behind ‘The John Howe House’, or ‘The House with the Four Eagles’ as it was called for decades, during a discussion on Thursday, September 12 at 7 PM in the Linden Place Ballroom.
Last year, the most recent 2-year restoration of the four Eagles that grace the four corners of this Federal-style home concluded. Bristol has long appreciated these symbols of national pride and strength, however, they have not always adorned the corner posts of the 1808 Federal Home balustrade. Are they significant? Are they carved wood, replicas, or simple ornaments? Come and find out!
The discussion and slide presentation will be led by the current owner and occupant of the home, Garry Holmstrom. We’ll discuss this significant Russell Warren home with Chippendale Balustrade that occupies a significant location and historical presence in ‘The Village’ of Bristol, RI.
A great event for any local historian, preservation buff or curious appreciator of historic architecture. Bring a friend and/or a Bristolian who can add to the history! Admission is $5, free for Linden Place members. Reservations can be made by calling the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Friends of Linden Place is a non-profit organization responsible for the restoration and preservation of the historic house museum at 500 Hope Street in Bristol, Rhode Island, and for the promotion of cultural, artistic, and educational programs in the community. The mansion and grounds are open to the public from May to October, during the holiday season, and also by appointment.