A small, square remnant of a much larger Riverside Mills complex remained as City property for almost 30 years before being torn down.
An 1860s gasometer with unheroic uses for a century before being reborn as small business and community space
Two late-19th century houses are to be torn down in favor of a five-story mixed-use residential and commercial building in the College Hill Historic District
A former department store turned rock club venue turned loft apartments whose conversion contributed to making Downtown Providence bustle again
A historic home that was not officially verified as “historic”, therefore it was unprotected from demolition by neglect
A former fire station that had its façade completely replaced by 1970, and home to independent radio station WBRU
A striking 3-story mansard former office building for a larger manufacturing complex of woven goods turned into various small office spaces
A handsome, symmetrical façade, Greek-revival inspired mid-19th-century mill building that seems to have always been well cared for
An early conversion from industrial mill to residential and commercial space visible from the highway as visitors enter from Massachusetts
An elaborate home decorated with “gingerbread” details and the former workshop of notable designers A. & L. Tirocchi is now a collective-run bed & breakfast & artist residency program
This 300-ton house was rotated and moved 450 feet up Olive Street in one piece over the course of three days
One of the first artist-led redevelopment projects post-Eagle Square, these 21 units have remained in artist’s hands, some with afforability restrictions
A large mill complex on the West Side of Providence turns into residential lofts at the beginning of the boom
A 19th century former volunteer firehouse turned into commercial space on a busy urban corner
Before it was demolished and rebuilt, the Ocean House was one of the few surviving 1800s seaside resort hotels in RI
A long industrial mill along the Atwells Avenue off ramp was home to the C.J. Fox company for 60 years before conversion to office space
By the time we took photos, most of the main mill building had crumbled. The main building, though, is still standing and has been converted to a restaurant.
An early demolition of a large mill complex that flew under the radar in the early 2000s. Replaced by a Home Depot shopping center.
A narrow and difficult to redevelop building languished on the Ten Most Endangered List for five years before getting a new life
An mid-19th-century mill falters in its second life but gains a third life in the late 2010s to become residential with a boutique hotel on the same property
The one that started a revolution. A 13 acre site, bounded by Atwells Ave, Eagle Street, and Valley Street, housing cheap artist studio space and the famous Fort Thunder arts collective.
A recently underutilized mill building with distinctive central octoganol tower to become 225 apartments and commercial space