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
Built circa 1915, these concrete coal storage towers were demolished in late 2002 by oversight — a permit was granted despite their protection by inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.
A handsome, if not crumbling, three story brick and granite five-sided commercial building at the gateway to Pawtucket’s Downtown
Nine homes on a block off Thayer Street were demolished ot make way for a large bulk of student apartments
Seven houses, allowed to decay as student housing and easily demolished because of a lack of visual maintenance
A fine example of turn-of-the-19th-century hydroelectric power generation situated below Pawtucket Falls along the Blackstone River
A neighborhood battle and a prolonged redevelopment took down Clark’s to replace it with mixed-use residential and commercial space
A loved but neglected set of mills suffer fire and neglect before finally being razed
A very large, wood shingle mansion in Quality Hill with attached carriage house that was used as a senior care facility for 105 years
The earliest steel-framed buildings in the city, constructed by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company of Connecticut
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 conglomeration of possibly six 1-3 story structures bounded by Westminster, Union, and Weybosset Streets razed in 2005 for a proposed parking garage.
An irregulary shaped former horse stable turned furniture showroom turned apartments
A turn-of-the-century hotel with intact, 100-year old wood panelled bar enhanced by stained-glass windows and decorative terra cotta
A 300ft long, 4-story brick mill off the side of Interstate 95 heading north into Massachusetts
This three-story former lumber yard and wood working business has over a hundred years of history
Two 19th-century commercial buildings come together to create a unique hotel with historic character
A striking black and cerulean blue Art Deco first floor facade adorns this commercial building along a historically significant portion of upper Westminster Street
A much loved, family-friendly, local amusement park, active from 1920 through 1987 and home to The Comet wooden roller coaster
A neglected little brick Greek-revival building vacant and boarded up since a fire in the 1990s succumbed to extensive roof damage in 2020
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 late-nineteeth-century warehouse building with thick walls, strong floors, and details reminiscent of an armory building
A massive, Romanesque-revival style, granite and brick masonry building with an interior Drill Hall clearspan space of 80 by 140 feet
A late 19th-century investment building used as commercial space for over 100 years recently turned into residential upper floors.
This 120-year old station has see fires and rehabilitation, but the remarkably handsome structure is still standing and useful and full of tenants
A dense complex of 20 buildings built over the course of 50 years has ben converted from maufacturing to new-arts-industrial to residential
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
The Fletcher building marks the first foray into downtown Providence for RISD and its graduate students