Providence, RI, January 21, 2022: The Italo American Club will be offering free tours beginning February 7, 2022 and every Monday thereafter from 11am – 2pm.
The Italo American Club invites the public to schedule a tour of their beautiful building on a Monday between 11 and 2 pm by calling 401-621-5600. “We are proud of our Italian heritage and all that our ancestors contributed to Rhode Island. We look forward to sharing our building, knowledge, and historical photographs with visitors,” said George Lazzareschi, Jr., President of the Club. “We especially want visitors to see the 100-year-old hand painted murals featuring Italian scenes that were recently discovered. and restored with the assistance of the Rhode Island School of Design.”
The Club owns the former John E Troup II house built in 1881. The architects were Walker & Gould who also designed Robinson Hall, the Equitable Building and the Callendar, McAuslan & Troup Building on Westminster Street. The interior of the house is even more beautiful than the exterior and features exquisite woodwork, stained glass, hand painted tile fireplace surrounds, paneling, original light fixtures and more. On the second floor is the Federal Hill Room that features many early photographs of life on Atwells Avenue.
Located in Providence, RI, The Italo American Club is the oldest Italian chartered club in the United States. It has a rich history of being the cultural center of the Italo American community in the state. Italo American Club owns the former John E Troup II house built in 1881. It is a beautiful example of a Queen Anne House with a large veranda and is a wonderful presence on Broadway. It is a contributing structure to the Broadway/Armory National Register Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places.