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Updated 12 September, 2021: A handsome single story early 20th-century storefront tastfulyl 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
Updated 3 September, 2021: Two indistinct one-story infill buildings flanked by 100+ year old two-story mill buildings that manufactured fire safety equipment
Updated 2 September, 2021: A relatively low-slung and simple early 20th century former car repair garage in a residential portion off Broadway
Updated 1 September, 2021: A visually-arresting former carriage house and stable behind one of Broadway’s most ornate mansions
Updated 29 August, 2021: A handsome, if not crumbling, three story brick and granite five-sided commercial building at the gateway to Pawtucket’s Downtown
Updated 24 August, 2021: This once ornate building was simplified in the 1920s and once again in the 2000s but has always been commercial space
Updated 23 August, 2021: A family eatery for 50 years at the same corner moves its menu and its silo to a new location in 2021
Updated 22 August, 2021: A narrow and difficult to redevelop building languished on the Ten Most Endangered List for five years before getting a new life
Updated 18 August, 2021: A series of late 19th and early 20th century mill buildings converted to residential during the boom of the mid-2000s
Updated 14 August, 2021: A modest hotel gets a facelift and an upgrade during the city’s development boom time
Updated 12 August, 2021: An irregulary shaped former horse stable turned furniture showroom turned apartments
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