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Eddy Estate Carraige HouseEddy Estate Carraige House

Dec 11 Added an anecdote from Kevin Novell

Built 1875, photos starting April 2007. Stone, Carpenter and Wilson, architects.

Allen PrintworksAllen Printworks

Sep 22 Added an anecdote from John Minor

Built 1870s, photos starting November 2005.

Talk of the Town (Bar)Talk of the Town (Bar)

Sep 22 Added an anecdote from Ann

Built ??, photos from October 2007 until it’s demolition in January 2008.

Gorham SilverGorham Silver

Sep 22 Added an anecdote from Richard Barker Grant

Built 1890, demolition began on January 3, 1998. Photos by Erik Gould, 1997-98. National Historic Register designation. Replaced with a sort-lived Stop and Shop.

Improved Laminated MetalsImproved Laminated Metals

Jun 13 Added an anecdote from Andrea

Built ??, photos starting June 2003. Vacant since 1990s. Demolished April 2005.

To Kalon ClubTo Kalon Club

Jun 13 Added an anecdote from Sharlene Boulay

Built 1867, photos starting March 2010. Private club that is up for sale.

Providence Aerial circa 1975Providence Aerial circa 1975

Jun 13 Added an anecdote from Kevin

A circa 1975 image hanging in one of the conference rooms of an accounting firm in the Turks Head building.

The Milk CanThe Milk Can

Jun 13 Added an anecdote from John Tardif

Built 1931, photos starting December 2005. HABS/HAER photos taken 1983. Previously located on Rt 146, Lincoln, at the junction of 146 and 295; now located further down on the other side of the highway. National Register status 1979.

Down Under DuckpinDown Under Duckpin

Jun 13 Added an anecdote from Marc Berman

Built ??, photos starting 2008. Future very uncertain, esp. since the former Shaw’s Plaza down the hill is vacant, and that whole northern section of the Providence/Pawtucket line is ripe for redevelopment.

Cumberland EngineeringCumberland Engineering

Jun 13 Added an anecdote from Christina Holden-Shea

Built in 1894 on the South Attleboro side of the Pawtucket line. 300 feet long with half a million square feet of floor space. Fred M. Roddy was the inventor who revolutionized the plastics industry and later founded Cumberland Engineering.

Phenix Iron FoundryPhenix Iron Foundry

Jun 13 Added an anecdote from Adam

Built 1848, photos starting July 2004.

RI AuditoriumRI Auditorium

Jun 13 Added an anecdote from Ramona Reis

Built 1926, photos from the RI Reds web site, the artist Rittman, and Tucker Terzian.

Silver Top DinerSilver Top Diner

Apr 14 Added an anecdote from Sherri Q

Built 1937, photos starting March 2002. Moved from Harris Ave, Providence, in 2001 to Blake and Middle Streets in Pawtucket. Not yet reopened. Part of the Provisions Warehouse Historic District (National Register).

National CasketNational Casket

Apr 14 Added an anecdote from Nancy Tourjee Mauro

Built 1908-1918, photos starting June 2008. 17,000 square feet, and despite its age, not mentioned on the 1981 industrial survey, State Register, or the National Register.

Sears AutomotiveSears Automotive

Apr 14 Added an anecdote from Thom Ring

Built ??, photos starting January 2007. Vacant for a long time, finally demolished for a Walgreens in 2007.

Apex Department StoreApex Department Store

Apr 14 Added an anecdote from Thom Ring

Built circa 1976, photos starting Dec 2003.