Thursday, December 2, 2010

RI Stories: Old House Soul on December 18

This month, even with all the seasonal specials we are airing, we've managed to tuck in one installment of Rhode Island Stories. And if you love old architecture and the importance of preserving our past, you'll love Old House Soul. It airs on Saturday, December 18 at 7 P.M. (rebroadcast at 11 PM Sunday, December 19).

Don Manley and Michel Schtakleff’s documentary, Old House Soul, examines the life and work of Steve Tyson, Sr. (1942-2008), a Rhode Island preservationist whose company has restored and preserved hundreds of historic buildings and houses across Rhode Island, including such Rhode Island landmarks as Slater Mill in Pawtucket, Smith's Castle, the Towers in Narragansett, and several buildings in Rogers Williams Park. The documentary pays tribute to Tyson, his legacy and the tradition of architectural preservation in Rhode Island.

View a raw-footage video clip from the documentary, and learn more about Steve Tyson and the filmmakers at There's even a video journal of filmmaker Don Manley's own old house move. Fascinating!