List: Broadway-Armory Historic District

6 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

    #NotInRuins | West Side | Built: 1875 | Decade: 1870-1879
    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

    #UrbanDecay | 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

    #NotInRuins | West Side | Built: 1856 | Decade: 1850-1859
    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

    #NotInRuins | 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.

    #UsedToBeThere | West Side | Built: 1901 | Demolition: 2012 | Decade: 1900-1909
    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

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