List: Downtown Providence National Historic District

22 properties

  • A square, seven story commercial building converted to apartments in the early aughts — a frontrunner to the downtown residential boom

    #NotInRuins | Downtown Providence | Built: 1898 | Redeveloped: 1997-2002 | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • Two distinctive buildings joined together as downtown residential lofts — both with unique features, design, and spaces

    #NotInRuins | Downtown Providence | Built: 1870 | 1925 | Redeveloped: 2002–2004 | Decade: 1870-1879
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • A former department store turned rock club venue turned loft apartments whose conversion contributed to making Downtown Providence bustle again

    #NotInRuins | Downtown Providence | Built: 1866, 1873, 1892 | 1897 | Redeveloped: 2004-2005 | Decade: 1860-1869
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • At only 12 1/2 feet deep, the George Arnold building is an anomoly in the Downtown Historic District

    #NotInRuins | Downtown Providence | Built: 1923 | Redeveloped: 2015 | Decade: 1920-1929
    Added to NRHP: 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • A former high-art-style consumer banking lobby and offices becomes a 56,000 sf art library and housing for 500 students

    #NotInRuins | Downtown Providence | Built: 1917-1919 | Redeveloped: 2004-2005 | Decade: 1910-1919
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • A turn-of-the-century hotel with intact, 100-year old wood panelled bar enhanced by stained-glass windows and decorative terra cotta

    #NotInRuins | Downtown Providence | Built: 1890, 1917 | Redeveloped: 2005-2007 | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • A turn-of-the-century 6-story downtown commercial building that is now part of the RISD campus

    #NotInRuins | Downtown Providence | Built: 1903 | Redeveloped: 2002–2003 | Decade: 1900-1909
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • A nine-story commercial building turned residential and joined the ranks of its neightbors in the collective called “Westminster Lofts”

    #NotInRuins | Downtown Providence | Built: 1909 | Redeveloped: 2018-2020 | Decade: 1900-1909
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • Two 19th-century commercial buildings come together to create a unique hotel with historic character

    #NotInRuins | Downtown Providence | Built: 1897 | 1911 | Redeveloped: 2003-2005 | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • A classically-inspired former bank with soaring vaulted ceiling finds new life as a performing arts center

    #NotInRuins | Downtown Providence | Built: 1929 | Redeveloped: 2003–2005 | Decade: 1920-1929
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • A handsome yellow brick, seven story building with ornate white brickwork designs has become a dozen luxury residences with ground-floor retail

    #NotInRuins | Downtown Providence | Built: 1915, 1916 | Redeveloped: 2004-2005 | Decade: 1910-1919
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • A six-story early Moderne former bank lobby and upper-floor offices was redeveloped in fits and starts into residential apartments

    #NotInRuins | Downtown Providence | Built: 1949 | Redeveloped: 2004–2012 | Decade: 1940-1949
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • 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.

    #UsedToBeThere | Downtown Providence | Built: 1929, 1950s | Demolition: 2005 | Decade: 1920-1929
    Added to NRHP: 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • A sliver of an 1829 structure survives under this turn-of-the-20th-century vaudeville theatre turned movie house turned commercial storefronts

    #UrbanDecay | Downtown Providence | Built: 1829, 1902, 1950s | Decade: 1900-1909
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • A small commercial building surrounded by parking lots razed for an 800 car parking garage for Johnson & Wales University

    #UsedToBeThere | Jewelry District | Built: 1923-1925 | Demolition: 2012 | Decade: 1920-1929
    Added to NRHP: October 2007 | NRHP Reference Number: 1140613 (contributing)

  • This mid-1800s structure was one the few examples of Providence’s eminent architect Thomas Tefft but burned in 2006.

    #UsedToBeThere | Downtown Providence | Built: 1847-1849 | Demolition: 2006 | Decade: 1840-1849

  • This reinforced concrete frame building was the first modern-style, large windowed design in the City

    #NotInRuins | Downtown, Providence | Built: 1913 | Decade: 1910-1919
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • A narrow and difficult to redevelop building languished on the Ten Most Endangered List for five years before getting a new life

    #NotInRuins | Downtown, Providence | Built: 1859–1860 | Redeveloped: 2012–2014 | Decade: 1860-1869
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • A late 19th-century investment building used as commercial space for over 100 years recently turned into residential upper floors.

    #NotInRuins | Downtown Providence | Built: 1893, 1954 | Redeveloped: 2018-2020 | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • This 120-year old station has see fires and rehabilitation, but the remarkably handsome structure is still standing and useful and full of tenants

    #NotInRuins,#ArchiveRI | Downtown Providence | Built: 1896-98 | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: February 1975 | NRHP Reference Number: 75000003 (individual)

  • The Fletcher building marks the first foray into downtown Providence for RISD and its graduate students

    #NotInRuins | Downtown Providence | Built: 1895-1903 | Redeveloped: 1998–2004 | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • A small, five-story commercial building that underwent a modern renovation into 12 apartments on a busy downtown street

    #NotInRuins | Downtown Providence | Built: c.1900 | Redeveloped: 2003-2004 | Decade: 1900-1909
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)