A large former gymnasium with a large enough indoor space to support a suspended indoor quarter mile track. Demolished in 2001.
A handsome school building in the middle of a dense neighborhood that will be closing in the spring of 2023
An almost 100 year old apartment building turned dormitory became too downtrodden to be useful.
Once the largest manufacturer of costume jewelry, this building was vacant in the 80s but then revived by Lifespan as their corporate headquarters
A low slung jewelry manufacturing building on the edge of the Jewelry District is now the main Student Services Center for Johnson & Wales University
Falling into disrepair since the 1970s, this once important community center found new use and continues to support the neighborhood and Providence schoolchildren
A group of three unexciting buildings have been razed to make way for an undetermined future development
At only 12 1/2 feet deep, the George Arnold building is an anomoly in the Downtown Historic District
Two buildings, one still extant and the other recently demolished, in a fruit and produce warehouse portion of Valley Street
A former Providence Journal distribution center that was previously a milk processing plant is becomming a graffiti playground
The iconic “Superman” building, the tallest in the state, might be close to getting a new life as residential apartments
A small one-story industrial building has been home to a design studio for about 50 years but is now awaiting a new owner
This handsome trapezoidal mill building with chamfered corner in the Jewelry District was converted to lofts in 2004.
This former jewelry manufacturing building was converted to office use in the late 1970s and is now the Brown Medical School
This Neo—Classical Revival structure stood unfinished for 80 years before finally getting a new life as a hotel in 2004.
A classically-inspired former bank with soaring vaulted ceiling finds new life as a performing arts center
A soon-to-be-100-year-old movie theater went through a tumultous rebirth over a decade, and may now yet again be on the brink of something new
A small but charming red square building in various states of repair and neglect over the years
This property is actually a tale of three things — competitive cycling, a football stadium, and the Providence Steamroller
A late 1920s Tudoresque fire station on the East Side of Providence is seeking ideas for reuse
A long, low slung industrial building west of the highway and in the shadow of the Providence Place Mall. Neglect over ten years as well as some nefarious local dealings took the building down.
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.
A two-story industrial building used mainly as a nightclub in recent years flies under the radar in the Jewelry District — a hotbed of new development
A 90-year-old eatery is demolished, only to find two diner cars buried within a wooden structure built-up over time
A big hulking 5300-person capacity civic auditorium that hosted sports and entertainment for close to 50 years.
This modestly small but ornate brick building became the home to the Providence Revolving Fund
An unassuming single story commercial property razed for the Walgreens and condos at 333 Atwells Ave.
A small commercial building surrounded by parking lots razed for an 800 car parking garage for Johnson & Wales University
A former floating gourmet restaurant moored on South Water Street just outside where the Hot Club is today, before the current boat slips
This unassuming golden brick, pier and spandrel commercial building has been part of the Johnson & Wales campus since the mid-1960s
A small single-story brick commercial-industrial storefront with subtle art-deco details
A 27,000 sf piece of the former US Rubber Works has been developed into the Waterfire Arts Center
Smaller than its neighbors, this 2-story commercial building joined the ranks of its neightbors in the collective called “Westminster Lofts”