List: Broadway-Armory Historic District

11 properties

National Register 74000047, submitted 1974 — The great bulk of the architectural fabric of this district is Victorian. Broadway was connected by horsecar to the downtown and East Side and was, until the turn of the 19th-century, the location of the elaborate estates of Providence’s mercantile and professional “nouveau-riche”.

  • A visually-arresting former carriage house and stable behind one of Broadway’s most ornate mansions

    West Side | Built: 1875 | Decade: 1870-1879
    Added to NRHP: May 1, 1974 | NRHP Reference Number: 74000047 (contributing)

  • The façade of this simple commercial building was left open for years before finally being finished off in an unattractive manner

    West Side | Built: circa 1910, 1930 | Demolition: 2011, partial | Redeveloped: 2011–2018 | Decade: 1940-1949
    Added to NRHP: May 1, 1974 | NRHP Reference Number: 74000047 (contributing & non)

  • A handsome school building in the middle of a dense neighborhood that will be closing in the spring of 2023

    West Side | Built: 1925–1927 | Decade: 1920-1929
    Added to NRHP: May 1, 1974 | NRHP Reference Number: 74000047 (contributing)

  • An elaborate four and a half story Medieval Gothic armory has been plagued by underutilization for the past 20 years

    West Side | Built: 1897–1907 | Decade: 1900-1909
    Added to NRHP: May 1, 1974 | NRHP Reference Number: 74000047 (contributing)

  • A small, unassuming but nicely detailed brick firehouse from the mid-19th century on Providence’s West Side

    West Side | Built: 1856 | Decade: 1850-1859
    Added to NRHP: May 1, 1974 | NRHP Reference Number: 74000047 (contributing)

  • A rare apartment row house with interconnected interior spaces and original details gets a facelift and modern new addition

    West Side | Built: 1878, 1925 | Redeveloped: 2021–2022 | Decade: 1870-1879
    Added to NRHP: May 1, 1974 | NRHP Reference Number: 74000047 (contributing)

  • A mid-sized 4-story mill of red brick and stucco in the middle of a residential neighborhood became apartments in 2009

    West Side | Built: 1910 | Redeveloped: 2008-2009 | Decade: 1910-1919
    Added to NRHP: May 1, 1974 | NRHP Reference Number: 74000047 (contributing)

  • A long fight over the demolition of a former neighborhood school — and a contributing structure to the Broadway-Armory Historic District.

    West Side | Built: 1901 | Demolition: 2012 | Decade: 1900-1909
    Added to NRHP: May 1, 1974 | NRHP Reference Number: 74000047 (contributing)

  • 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

    West Side | Built: 1867 | Redeveloped: 2018–2019 | Decade: 1860-1869

  • A fire-damaged former church used for many years as a furniture storage facility recently turned into 15 residential units

    West Side | Built: 1873 | Redeveloped: 2016-2017 | Decade: 1870-1879
    Added to NRHP: May 1, 1974 | NRHP Reference Number: 74000047 (contributing)

  • A present-day example of early car service culture — white enamelled panels with bright green and red accents and an utilitarian design

    West Side | Built: circa 1930 | Decade: 1930-1939
    Added to NRHP: May 1, 1974 | NRHP Reference Number: 74000047 (contributing)