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Added 1 August, 2022: The ever changing face of Thayer Street captured whenever we can
Added 31 July, 2022: An aging 70-year-old municipal structure outlived its usefullness and could not keep up with the educational needs of a new generation
Added 10 July, 2022: A collection of images from three different coastal military defense structures: Fort Wetherill, Beavertail, and Horseneck Beach
Added 7 July, 2022: A complex of one- and two-story buildings used for upholstery fabric distribution and manufacture for over 90 years
Added 6 July, 2022: The iconic “Superman” building, the tallest in the state, might be close to getting a new life as residential apartments
Updated 29 June, 2022: Added a old photo, likely from the 1940s, of the Weybosset Street facade
Added 4 June, 2022: A 90-year-old eatery is demolished, only to find two diner cars buried within a wooden structure built-up over time
The Art of Ruins — This week’s artful image
Added 7 May, 2022: An adorably symmetrical former fire station turned into a private residence in the early 2000s
Added 16 April, 2022: A fine example of turn-of-the-19th-century hydroelectric power generation situated below Pawtucket Falls along the Blackstone River
Updated 3 April, 2022: Added another photo that was found in a Massachusetts collection but unlabelled
Added 3 April, 2022: A rare apartment row house with interconnected interior spaces and original details gets a facelift and modern new addition
Updated 2 April, 2022: Added recent photos while photographing the surrounding properties under construction
Added 27 March, 2022: A wonderful Beaux-Arts fire station on the east side of Providence that has been vacant since 2017
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