A simple art-deco-inspired mid-century storefront in Federal Hill demolished for the promise of a new hotel.
A handsome two-story former wharf warehouse along Dyer street, backing up to the Providence River, used as a electric substation for about 100 years
A square, seven story commercial building converted to apartments in the early aughts — a frontrunner to the downtown residential boom
An almost 100,000 square foot mill in an industrial section of Pawtucket that has been used as studio space for 30 years
A former clothing store built off the north side of Sears that stayed empty for years and years before being razed in 2009.
An iconic department store visible from interstate 95 in Pawtucket with an uncertain future
Originally located along N. Main & Canal Sts., across from Roger Williams Park, Providence, the last meat-packing plant survived until the 1980s
A nice, simple early 20th century building on a busy commercial corridor with some subtle Art Deco details
The existing BioMed center bounded by Brown, Meeting, Thayer, and Olive Streets got a $95m addition for a new Biomedical Research center
Two distinctive buildings joined together as downtown residential lofts — both with unique features, design, and spaces
A former department store turned rock club venue turned loft apartments whose conversion contributed to making Downtown Providence bustle again
A hub of student and museum activity for RISD named after the late Happy Chase, an ardent preservationist of properties along Benefit Street
An elaborate four and a half story Medieval Gothic armory has been plagued by underutilization for the past 20 years
During this park’s 90-year run, it entertained millions of New Englanders as well as people from all over the world.
The spooky former “School for the Feeble-minded” which decayed for 20 years before being slowly razed building by building.
A relatively simple carriage house down the hill from Benefit Street featuring unique architectural details and construction
Likely a former Phillips 66 Gas Station, this building went from tire shop to restaurant to convenience store
In use for almost 70 years, the East Side Train tunnel burrows beneath College Hill and once connected Union Station to East Providence
A low-slung, 2-story mill with numerous large windows sat vacant for years before it succumbed to a fire
This cinder block building with a residential looking store facade slapped on it stood vacant for many years before demolition. Part of the way commercial retail comes and goes.
A non-descript downtown commercial building probably faced with enamel and steel details in the 1950s. Razed in 2005 for a condomuium tower that was never built
At only 12 1/2 feet deep, the George Arnold building is an anomoly in the Downtown Historic District
A conglomeration of possibly six 1 to 3 story structures bounded by Westminster, Union, and Weybosset Streets razed in 2005 for a proposed parking garage
This stone mill off of a main road has many modern additions, like vinyl siding and brick warehouses, but its roots go back to 1775
A modern, 13-story glass box reflecting the mall, the Westin, Union Station, and Waterplace park.
This huge 7-acre complex is a mixed-use, active-24/7 collection of 165 flexible business spaces and 149 mill lofts
A lovely little pub that we never had to pleasure of visiting. Construction on a 3 mile sewer project damaged the foundations beyond repair
A 60 year old, 6000-foot long steel cantilevered truss bridge that struck fear and awe in the passengers that rode over it.
A turn-of-the-century 6-story downtown commercial building that is now part of the RISD campus
This handsome trapezoidal mill building with chamfered corner in the Jewelry District was converted to lofts in 2004.
A cute, manageable, three-story mill building on the outskirts of Smith Hill surrounded by car yards
Two 19th-century commercial buildings come together to create a unique hotel with historic character
An irregulary shaped two-story former jewelry mill turned into a small-business studio and residence
A large two- and three-story mill complex bordered by Conant, Pine, Barton, and Weeden Streets
A rather small commercial storefront that was a branch bank for some time but abandoned for many years before eventual demolition.
A classically-inspired former bank with soaring vaulted ceiling finds new life as a performing arts center
A handsome yellow brick, seven story building with ornate white brickwork designs has become a dozen luxury residences with ground-floor retail
A massive, Romanesque-revival style, granite and brick masonry building with an interior Drill Hall clearspan space of 80 by 140 feet
A six-story early Moderne former bank lobby and upper-floor offices was redeveloped in fits and starts into residential apartments
An unassuming rehabilitation of a simple mid-century industrial space into a modern office
A mill redevelopment that tried to be different than the typical luxury condos and one that change residential zoning to help make units more affordable
Once the center of an ambitious waterfront redevelopment project, the building is now underutilized
A neo-Georgian building that was home to the original home to the Providence National Bank Company. Razed for a proposed hotel that was never built.
This 60 year-old Art Deco structure was vacated in 2000 for new digs across the highway. It stayed vacant for 6 years until a proposed condo structure took it down.
A new bank construction done in a classical form on Smith Hill steps away from the State House.
A boarded-up retail space along a retail corridor in need of rethinking
One of the last big box stores on North Main Street, closed since the mid-to-late 90s. Demolished in 2014 to become infill for a parking lot.
A former waterfront nightclub overlooking Narragansett Bay that operated under many different names in its 10 year lifespan
The ever changing face of Thayer Street captured whenever we can (mostly from 2004 and 2020)
An ornate mill-company-built community space subdivided into offices during the last century
A recently underutilized mill building with distinctive central octoganol tower to become 225 apartments and commercial space
A former steel and wire manufacturing facilty along the waterfront in East Providence shut down in 1994 and was razed 10 years later
A small, five-story commercial building that underwent a modern renovation into 12 apartments on a busy downtown street