An amazingly dense complex of mill structures dating from the mid-1800s and in use for over 100 years before succumbing to two large fires in the midst of plans to redevelop
Originally located along N. Main & Canal Sts., across from Roger Williams Park, Providence, the last meat-packing plant survived until the 1980s
The story of two central fire stations located on the perimeter of Exchange Place, now Kennedy Plaza.
These three restaurants are a gateway to memories of mid-century immigrant restaurants and their impact on our taste buds.
A mapping project to trace the origins and evolution of the Cove Basin north of Downtown and south of Smith Hill, from 1823 to present day
During this park’s 90-year run, it entertained millions of New Englanders as well as people from all over the world.
A low-slung, semi-circular mid-century modern transportation hub in downtown Providence.
In use for almost 70 years, the East Side Train tunnel burrows beneath College Hill and once connected Union Station to East Providence
A sprawling complex and a leading designer of silver goods for 100 years or more. Still in business (not in RI) as part of the Lenox Corporation.
A mid-century housing complex that survived the blast intended to take it down.
A mystery! How long did this slender building along Charles Street and the Moshassuck river stand?
This imposing, 6-story cold storage facility ran continuously for 98 years. It fell to the wrecking ball before converting these buildings becamethe cool thing to do.
Abandoned and derelict for 17 years, the former brewery complex that once employed 850 people was razed in 1998. The brand has lived on and has since reclaimed its Rhode Island heritage.
A massive private home designed by important turn-of-the-century minds had as colorful a history as it had decorative stone details.
This property is actually a tale of three things — competitive cycling, a football stadium, and the Providence Steamroller
A previous naval repair facility employing about 12,000 military personnel eventually turned into an industrial park once the Navy left
A big hulking 5300-person capacity civic auditorium that hosted sports and entertainment for close to 50 years.
A former floating gourmet restaurant moored on South Water Street just outside where the Hot Club is today, before the current boat slips
A masterpiece of the Italian Romanesque style designed by a young newcomer who would later become an architecture star in his relatively short life
This 120-year old station has see fires and rehabilitation, but the remarkably handsome structure is still standing and useful and full of tenants
America’s first designed and purpose-built amusement park was open for only 5 years.
Old aerials of Providence taken from different vantage points and at different times in its development.
A sweet and spare little gas and service station formerly on Eddy Street. Love the painted transom sign.