Jul 17 Added an anecdote from Chris Padula
Built 1917, photos starting January 2003. A project of the West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation. Redevelopment architects Durkee Brown.
Jul 17 Added an anecdote from Jacqueline Munson
Several family owned chinese restaurants want to hear from you about your memories and experiences at their fine establishments.
Jul 17 Added an anecdote from John
Built 1893 – produced heavy-machine castings, water pipes, steam engines, and other heavy-metal products. Torn down in February, 2012.
Jul 17 Added an anecdote from Kaitlyn A. Frolich
Built 1875, photos starting April 2007. Stone, Carpenter and Wilson, architects.
Jul 17 Added an anecdote from Art Zeh
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.
Jul 17 Added an anecdote from Melissa
Built 1929, photos starting July 2004. Frank S. Perry, architect.
Jul 4 Added an anecdote from PU Shauber
Jul 4 Added an anecdote from Jeffrey Allcock
Built 1963 and torn down for the construction of the RI Convention Center and Westin Hotel, late 1990s. Philemon E. Sturges, architect.
Jul 4 Added an anecdote from Richard A Mitchell
Built 1894-1911, photos 1994. Architects Stone Carpenter and Wilson, mechanical engineer George Leach. Part of the Providence Provisions Warehouse Historic District (National Register).
Jul 4 Added an anecdote from Bob, the Duke of Apex
Built started 1847. First amusement installed 1918. Photographed June 1996. Slowly taken apart 1996 - 2002. Finally bulldozed in 2003.
Jul 4 Added an anecdote from Daniel Moses
A beloved amusement park that tried to stand the test of time and Six Flags type parks, 1886 – 1979. The Looff Carousel on the National Register of Historic Sites and Places in 1976.
Jul 4 Added an anecdote from Bonnie Corman
Built 1849-1873, fire destroyed in 1971. Photos from Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record, 1970. Originally located between North Main Street and Charles Street, Providence. Moshassuck Square National Register District (1970).
May 8 Added photos of the concrete pilings that were still left over in 2012
Built ??, vacant Since 2000. Photos since May 2004. A former nightclub under many different names – demolished winter 2011.
May 8 Added photos of the closed Building 19 from 2014
Racetrack, clubhouse, stables, and grandstands built 1934 and closed 1978. Photos starting March 2009. Grandstands are still open as a Building 19 discount store. Most of the other structures were lost to fires.
May 8 Added a photo of the renovation in 2014
Built 1923, photos starting Oct 2004. The most shallow building in Providence – only 12 1/2 feet deep.
Mar 20 Added an anecdote from Marge Phelps
Built 1905, demolished 1912. Postcards from various dates. Originally located along the water in E. Providence.