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Updated 20 October, 2021: A small stature mill building in a residential neighborhood will many varied uses over the years is now residential
Updated 19 October, 2021: A mid-19th century small scale commercial brick mill has been a home to various businesses and loving owners
Updated 16 October, 2021: One of the most profitable race tracks in American history had a 44 year run
Updated 12 October, 2021: An early 19th-century complex with two granite stone mills in the first “Mill Village” is converted into residential apartments
Updated 11 October, 2021: A late ninteenth century dye house of the larger Weybosset Mills which has lately become a boutique hotel
Updated 10 October, 2021: A former mall gets eaten slowly by big-box retail and finally succumbs to the changing times
Updated 1 October, 2021: A previous naval repair facility employing about 12,000 military personnel eventually turned into an industrial park once the Navy left
Updated 25 September, 2021: Worcester Lunch Car #806 has had a long life and many names but continues to attract new entrepreneurs who want to make a go of the restaurant business
Updated 21 September, 2021: A fire-damaged former church used for many years as a furniture storage facility recently turned into 15 residential units
Updated 20 September, 2021: A collection of handsome late-19th- and early-20th-century buildings that served as headquarters for a knitted good company as well as rental space for jewelry businesses
Updated 12 September, 2021: A handsome single story early 20th-century storefront tastfully converted to a local bakery and coffee shop
Updated 11 September, 2021: A once bustling retail destination and hang out. Now, a dead mall? Not quite yet…
Updated 10 September, 2021: An enormous granite, brick, and steel early 19th-century military fortification guarding the entrance to Narragansett Bay
Updated 5 September, 2021: A large mill complex on the West Side of Providence turns into residential lofts at the beginning of the boom
Updated 4 September, 2021: A mini-arcade type of commercial building in a once bustling retail district turned small business and destination retail space
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