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Added 24 November, 2022: Two buildings, one still extant and the other recently demolished, in a fruit and produce warehouse portion of Valley Street
Updated 22 November, 2022: Added four vintage photos from a Facebook post by Larry DePetrillo
Added 21 November, 2022: A four-turned-five-story 19th-century commercial building goes residential to support 44 micro-lofts and a younger clientele
Updated 21 November, 2022: Added an image via Facebook of Hope Drug from maybe the 1950s
Updated 19 November, 2022: Added a photo of the slow construction progress
Updated 19 November, 2022: Added the last photo of the complete demolition of these properties
Updated 18 November, 2022: Added new photos of the demolition currently in progress
The Art of Ruins — This week’s artful image
Updated 13 November, 2022: Added two recent photos of the post-demolition hole in the ground.
Updated 5 November, 2022: Added a photo of 307 Thayer Street from 2020; a house built between 1857 and 1875.
Added 17 October, 2022: An image from 1982 with the State House surrounded by train tracks is updated in 2005, before additional new buildings rise up
Updated 6 October, 2022: Added a new image of the front entrance from 2022.
Added 1 October, 2022: A five-story red brick former Freemasons hall in very good historic condition converted to commercial space in the 1980s
Updated 4 September, 2022: Added a postcard photo of the “Shortline Bus Terminal” found by Facebook user Traci Picard
Updated 4 September, 2022: Added a new photo of the bridge in a down position, scanned by Facebook user Larry Depetrillo
#WhatAreTheyBuilding: Under Construction
Added 14 November, 2022: About 50 apartments and seven stories was considered for Pike Street with an unusual screen wall featuring a LED lighting display
Added 28 October, 2022: A contemporary, boxy building for student housing which contributes to the erosion of what was once an intact historic district
Added 15 October, 2022: A new 3-story building for offices, meeting rooms, and flexible classrooms clad in untreated steel sits in the corner of what once was a parking lot
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