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  • Demolition Alert

    Added 16 June, 2024: Two mid-to-late-century buildings will be demolished for a new Brown University science lab, connected and in proximity to other biotech and sciend-related facilities

    Jewelry District | Built: 1950, 1970 | Demolition: 2024

  • Demolition Alert

    Added 26 April, 2024: A set of builings to support beachgoers deemed unfit and unsafe due to repeated ocean storms that have been increasing in intensity

    Newport, RI | Built: 1940, 1993 | Demolition: 2024

  • Demolition Alert

    Updated 4 February, 2024: Added a snippet of a news story about the owner’s planning to move forward with demolition

    Pawtucket, RI | Built: 1842, 1914-15

  • Demolition Alert

    Added 30 December, 2023: A rare “Collegiate Gothic”-style high school faces potential demolition as educators and the public struggle with the complex emotions surrounding a quality public education

    North Providence | Built: 1938

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  • Came across your site and interesting to see that Brown University finally went through with there plans from when my parents leased a business at this site in July 2010. There business was called Wings and Things in what was where Piezoni’s location before the demolition. We ...
    Renee on Brook Street Garage
  • In the 1920’s several of our family members worked for the worsted manufacturing industry in Providence, Rhode Isand. I am very interested if I can obtain their empoyment records. Are they being held somewhere. I know his many years back, and some of these worsted companies ar...
    Brenda Lafflam on Crown Worsted Mills
  • When I went to explore and hopefully find souvenirs, my fiancé and I looked at everything, I even took some things home like a projector oil can and some speaker parts but little did I know when we got home that evening I brought home a few friends with me! Ticks! One was on m...
    Gary Sloan on Sutton Motor-In
  • I was assigned to the NATU naval aircraft torpedo unit in seaplane hangar one. We had 4 aircraft: p2v-5f, S2f-1, A4D -1 HSS-1. I was an aircraft mechanic in the airframe shop working for Chief McManus and Chief Mathias. My tour was Sept 1959 to May 1963. The person I remember ...
    Glenn Shirer on Quonset Point Naval Air Station
  • As a senior, I lived in 291 for the school year 1983-84. The landlord was a “Mr. Blunt.” There were six units in the two buildings, all Brown student, off-campus housing. Peeked in during 2024 reunion weekend. Definitely appears abandoned. The gas meters were all broken. Very ...
    Amy L Golden on Brook Street, #287 & 291
  • I was married at the Chapel in the Pines on this Navy Base 2/26/66! My husband designed the chapel on an earlier deployment there, little knowing he’d marry his wife of 57 years in that Chapel! He died 3/6/22 of Melanoma Cancer. He was a Career Navy Officer of the Civil Engine...
    Shelley Resnick on Quonset Point Naval Air Station
  • Actually, I am looking for the names of the brothers who ran Fletcher Manufacturing Co. after their father, Thomas. None of the articles seem to give their first names. Thank you in advance.
    Louise Lynch on Fletcher Manufacturing Company
  • My family had a store called Kennedy’s Butter and Eggs (groceries and deli) that occupied a street level retail space from 1967-1989. Right of the front door on Union St was Brooks Drugs. Left of front door was Kim Lee Imports (Asian home decor), then Kennedy’s Butter and Eggs...
    Norm on William Fletcher building