ArtInRuins is undergoing a makeover. For over 170 properties, photographs have been re-cropped, enhanced, and enlarged. Histories have been researched and expanded and current events have been updated. Enjoy! Demolition Alert
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This unassuming golden brick, pier and spandrel commercial building has been part of the Johnson & Wales campus since the mid-1960s Updated 12 April, 2021:
One of the oldest industrial buildings in the state with a rich history that continues to this day Updated 11 April, 2021:
Long-time tenants Davis Dairy vacated in spring 2020 after a fire damaaged the upper floors of the house Updated 9 April, 2021:
Before it was demolished and rebuilt, the Ocean House was one of the few surviving 1800s seaside resort hotels in RI Updated 6 April, 2021:
A large two- and three-story mill complex bordered by Conant, Pine, Barton, and Weeden Streets Updated 4 April, 2021:
One of the first artist-led redevelopment projects post-Eagle Square, these 21 units have remained in artist’s hands, some with afforability restrictions Updated 29 March, 2021:
A stone mill formerly used as a machine parts manufacturer and now commercial office space Updated 28 March, 2021:
A small but charming red square building in various states of repair and neglect over the years Updated 26 March, 2021:
A small flatiron-style 19th century mill building right on the bank of the Moshassuck River in a formerly dense industrial area Updated 25 March, 2021:
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1,507 anecdotes from people just like you.
“Accidental”, if you will, discovery in 1992; A place ON the beach was the only requirement for a simple honeymoon stay. Oh what a jewel!! Orange velour bedspreads, a foam padded headboard, indoor/outdoor carpeting, mismatched flea market furniture, itty bitty bath towels, two...
Anne Malone-Laraby on Ocean House 21 March, 2021
My grandfather was Primo. My father, Enrico, would take me there as a child. “Poppy” would give me a pail of water and a paint brush. I would brush all the beautiful statues he had on display in front of the building while my father helped him work.
Joyce Landi on Primo Art Company 14 March, 2021
My 3rd grade went there on a class trip in 1956, we were given a loaf of bread and a cardboard put together bread truck. Even for a 3rd grader it was very interesting.
Marshall Martin on Ward Baking Company 1 March, 2021
I had a client up on the fifth floor, FirstWorks, that I would visit once a year when we kicked off a new season. The building had a great old vibe to it, with glass transoms over the doors, an old elevator, iron railings, and a cool skylight over the stairwell.
Highchair on Trayne Building 13 February, 2021
Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows the date that the Three Stooges performed at the park? I am talking about around 1968 I believe. I believe it was around Memorial Day. My Mom and Dad brought me for my birthday. Over 50 years ago and I still remember the day. I met Moe after...
Barry Belotti on Crescent Park 8 February, 2021
My Dad, Charles Koch, worked as warehouse manager in the Atlas building for 20 years. The warehouse storage company was owned by Charles Sherman. As a young boy of 16 years old I worked there in 1968. I would clean the offices in the morning and then move out to the warehouse ...
Steve Koch on Atlas and Terminal Warehouses 1 February, 2021
My father,Robert McCaughey, my aunt Suzanne McCaughey, and my great grandfather James McCoy all worked at Brown & Sharp tool manufacturing co. My father came back from being in the Korean War to become an apprentice for B&S, then after a year he became the first mid/west tool ...
Andrea McCaughey on Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company 25 January, 2021
Richard Woodbine (Central High ‘46) worked for Rau Fastener Co. on Westfield street from shortly after the time he got out of the Marines (1951) until 1987. He worked there as a machinist, inspector, trouble shooter, etc for his long time boss, Augustine (Gus) Cilione. Lots of...
Dore on Perkins Buildings 17 January, 2021