Providence Preservation Society
NAME: Jack Gold.
DISTINCTION: Wields smarts, sharp aesthetic sense, and a good sense of humor as executive director of the Providence Preservation Society.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE? Providence’s Armory District.
WHAT’S BEEN A RECENT VICTORY FOR THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY? Preservation of the Nathan Bishop School (as a new school).
WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU’VE BEEN SAD TO SEE GET DEMOLISHED? The former Police and Fire headquarters downtown.
WHAT DO YOU MOST LOVE ABOUT RHODE ISLAND? Proximity to the ocean.
WHAT DO YOU MOST HATE ABOUT RHODE ISLAND? The drivers, potholes, and lack of street signs!
WHAT’S THE LAST BOOK YOU READ? John Adams, by David McCullough.
IF YOU HAD FREE AIRFARE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO? Cape Town, South Africa.
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO COOK? Love to!
WHAT’S YOU FAVORITE SUMMER PASTIME? Pulling weeds.
WHAT ARE YOUR TWO FAVORITE RESTAURANTS AND WHY? Haruki, in Wayland Square — their sushi is great — and Horton’s, in East Providence, for the best fried fish around.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CANDY BAR? Anything with bittersweet chocolate.
WILL THE RED SOX WIN THE WORLD SERIES THIS YEAR? Sure, that’d be great!
: This Just In
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