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Updated 28 November, 2021: An unassuming former ice cream factory on a busy road through a residential neighborhood
Updated 25 November, 2021: This over 190 year old structure survived 170 years as an indoor mall but now is a collection of retail and micro-loft styles residential condos
Updated 24 November, 2021: A handsome, symmetrical façade, Greek-revival inspired mid-19th-century mill building that seems to have always been well cared for
Updated 23 November, 2021: Three tightly-packed buildings with histories in weaving and threading have turned residential and are thriving in post-industrial Central Falls
Updated 23 November, 2021: The earliest steel-framed buildings in the city, constructed by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company of Connecticut
Updated 21 November, 2021: One of the last operating woven product mills in the area, closing in 2001, and later converted to residential starting in 2007
Updated 20 November, 2021: A former businessman’s club that could no longer operate is turned into the offices for an archoeological and historic preservation non-profit
Updated 20 November, 2021: The façade of this simple commercial building was left open for years before finally being finished off in an unattractive manner
Updated 14 November, 2021: An early conversion from industrial mill to residential and commercial space visible from the highway as visitors enter from Massachusetts
Updated 13 November, 2021: A very large, wood shingle mansion in Quality Hill with attached carriage house that was used as a senior care facility for 105 years
Updated 12 November, 2021: An opportunity for mid-century modern along a stretch of land opened up by razing older properties during the construction of I-95
Updated 7 November, 2021: A 250+ year old home belonging to one of the captain’s that took part in the burning of the Gaspee
Updated 6 November, 2021: A 60 year old metal blacksmithing business known for its craft, ingenuity, and dedication to quality fabrication
Updated 5 November, 2021: A handsome, symmetrical, two-story fire house that was built at a time when horses still drew fire apparartus
Updated 25 October, 2021: A hub of scientific and academic innovation and one of the first projects to break ground in the newly available I-195 District
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