List: National Register of Historic Places

53 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)

  • An amazingly dense complex of mill structures dating from the mid-1800s and in use for over 100 years before succumbing to two large fires in the midst of plans to redevelop

    #UsedToBeThere,#ArchiveRI | College Hill | Built: 1840–1873 | Demolition: 1971 | Decade: 1840-1849
    Added to NRHP: 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 709380013 (contributing)

  • 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.

    #UsedToBeThere | Silver Lake | Built: 1915 | Demolition: 2002 | Decade: 1890-1899

  • Slow and steady wins this race — vacated in 1964, some of the buildings were in use as early as 1988, but only 30 years later has the entire complex been redeveloped

    #NotInRuins | Smith Hill | Built: 1872–1941 | Redeveloped: 1986–2017 | Decade: 1870-1879
    Added to NRHP: April 18, 2003 | NRHP Reference Number: 03000081 (individual)

  • 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)

  • A late 19th-century mill building used originally as a machine shop but largely as a cording manufacturer that converted to residential in 2004

    #NotInRuins | Pawtucket, RI | Built: 1888–1889 | Redeveloped: 2003–2004 | Decade: 1880-1889
    Added to NRHP: 1982 | NRHP Reference Number: 82000135 (contributing)

  • Closed in 1981, this William R. Walker and Son-designed church was vacant for over 20 years before neglect contributed to its demise.

    #UsedToBeThere | South Providence | Built: 1888 | Demolition: 2006 | Decade: 1880-1889
    Added to NRHP: June 30, 1976 | NRHP Reference Number: 76000043

  • 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: September 1997 | NRHP Reference Number: 74000047 (individual)

  • During this park’s 90-year run, it entertained millions of New Englanders as well as people from all over the world.

    #ArchiveRI,#UsedToBeThere | East Providence, RI | Built: 1886 | Demolition: 1979 | Decade: 1880-1889
    Added to NRHP: April 21, 1976 | NRHP Reference Number: 76000045

  • A low-slung, 2-story mill with numerous large windows sat vacant for years before it succumbed to a fire

    #UsedToBeThere | Pawtucket, RI | Built: 1913 | Demolition: circa 2015 | Decade: 1900-1909
    Added to NRHP: December 5, 2017 | NRHP Reference Number: Can’t find the number (contributing)

  • This historic wooden structure over the Providence River withstood the Hurricane of 1938 but not a lighting strike on January 12, 2011

    #UsedToBeThere | Cranston, RI | Built: 1908 | Demolition: 2011 | Decade: 1900-1909
    Added to NRHP: 1989 | NRHP Reference Number: 89000072

  • 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)

  • This 3-story flatiron 1920s commercial building was vacant for more than 20 years

    #NotInRuins | Pawtucket, RI | Built: 1914 | Redeveloped: 2015-2016 | Decade: 1910-1919
    Added to NRHP: January 26, 2012 | NRHP Reference Number: 12000135

  • 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 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.

    #ArchiveRI,#UsedToBeThere | South Providence | Built: 1890 | Demolition: 1998 | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: 1981 | NRHP Reference Number: Eligible, not listed

  • 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)

  • This huge 7-acre complex is a mixed-use, active-24/7 collection of 165 flexible business spaces and 149 mill lofts

    #NotInRuins | Pawtucket, RI | Built: 1889–1914 | Redeveloped: 2004–2006, 2018–2020 | Decade: 1880-1889
    Added to NRHP: April 19, 2006 | NRHP Reference Number: 06000297

  • 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)

  • This handsome trapezoidal mill building with chamfered corner in the Jewelry District was converted to lofts in 2004.

    #NotInRuins | Jewelry District | Built: circa 1922-23 | Redeveloped: 2004 | Decade: 1920-1929
    Added to NRHP: December 1985 | NRHP Reference Number: 85003088 (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)

  • One of the first condominium mill conversions in Pawtucket, taking full advantage of the picturesque Blackstone river

    #NotInRuins | Pawtucket, RI | Built: 1901 | Redeveloped: 2004-2005 | Decade: 1900-1909
    Added to NRHP: September 6, 2002 | NRHP Reference Number: 02000952 (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)

  • Vacant since 1987, this building stood on the West Side across from Central High School for over 20 years before being completely razed to the ground.

    #UsedToBeThere | West Side | Built: 1906 | Demolition: 2008 | Decade: 1900-1909
    Added to NRHP: March 18, 2004 | NRHP Reference Number: 04000197

  • A large two- and three-story mill complex bordered by Conant, Pine, Barton, and Weeden Streets

    #NotInRuins | Pawtucket, RI | Built: 1880–1919 | Decade: 1880-1889
    Added to NRHP: December 5, 2017 | NRHP Reference Number: Can’t find the number (contributing)

  • Parcel 14: This Neo—Classical Revival structure stood unfinished for 80 years before finally getting a new life as a hotel in 2004.

    #NotInRuins | Smith Hill | Built: 1926 | Redeveloped: 2004 | Decade: 1920-1929
    Added to NRHP: October 5, 1993 | NRHP Reference Number: 93001181

  • This fine example of roadside architecture is slowly decaying along Route 146 in North Smithfield

    #UrbanDecay | North Smithfield, RI | Built: 1931 | Decade: 1930-1939
    Added to NRHP: 1979 | NRHP Reference Number: HABS RI-384

  • A large mill complex of 13 buildings on 2 acres was converted to apartments and commercial space in 2005

    #NotInRuins | Olneyville/Valley | Built: 1881–1930 | Redeveloped: 2003-2005 | Decade: 1880-1889
    Added to NRHP: July 11, 2003 | NRHP Reference Number: 03000656 (individual)

  • Before it was demolished and rebuilt, the Ocean House was one of the few surviving 1800s seaside resort hotels in RI

    #UsedToBeThere,#WhatAreTheyBuilding | Westerly, RI | Built: 1867-1868, 1903 | Demolition: 2005 | Redeveloped: 2006-2009 | Decade: 1860-1869
    Added to NRHP: September 1985 | NRHP Reference Number: 85001948 (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 massive, Romanesque-revival style, granite and brick masonry building with an interior Drill Hall clearspan space of 80 by 140 feet

    #NotInRuins | Pawtucket, RI | Built: 1894–1895 | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: November 1983 | NRHP Reference Number: 83003836 (individual)

  • 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 group of turn-of-the-century mills get converted into affordable residential units and commercial/office space

    #NotInRuins | South Providence | Built: 1887–1892 | Redeveloped: 2004-2005 | Decade: 1880-1889
    Added to NRHP: January 30, 2004 | NRHP Reference Number: 03001521 (individual)

  • A stone mill formerly used as a machine parts manufacturer and now commercial office space

    #NotInRuins | Jewelry District | Built: 1848, 1863, 1907 | Decade: 1840-1849
    Added to NRHP: December 1985 | NRHP Reference Number: 85003088 (contributing)

  • This 70-year-old diner car sat on blocks for 10 years before being restored and reopened as a classic breakfast and lunch diner

    #NotInRuins | West Side | Built: 1947 | Redeveloped: 2011–2013 | Decade: 1940-1949
    Added to NRHP: July 17, 2003 | NRHP Reference Number: 03000657 (individual)

  • A mill redevelopment that tried to be different than the typical luxury condos and one that change residential zoning to help make units more affordable

    #NotInRuins | Olneyville/Valley | Built: 1773–1918 | Redeveloped: 2004-2006 | Decade: 1830-1839
    Added to NRHP: October 18, 2004 | NRHP Reference Number: 04000809

  • 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.

    #UsedToBeThere | Smith Hill | Built: 1929 | Demolition: 2008 | Decade: 1920-1929
    Added to NRHP: June 10, 2005 | NRHP Reference Number: 05000583

  • 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 sprawling pre-Civil-War-era complex with a proud history of metal manufacturing of many kinds, including armaments

    #NotInRuins | Providence, RI | Built: 1853–1921 | Redeveloped: 2004-2005 | Decade: 1850-1859
    Added to NRHP: August 4, 2004 | NRHP Reference Number: 04000808 (individual)

  • 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 huge, castle-looking 400 foot long stone rubble mill with two impressive towers joined to a more modern red brick mill on either side of a historically hard-working river

    #NotInRuins | Warwick, RI | Built: 1876–1919 | Redeveloped: 2004-2007 | Decade: 1910-1919
    Added to NRHP: April 29, 2004 | NRHP Reference Number: 04000377 (individual)

  • A tall, handsome mill which was a cottom weaving company for about 35 years before becomming a realty company that rented space to other businesses — now residential lofts

    #NotInRuins | Pawtucket, RI | Built: 1881 | Redeveloped: 2007–2009 | Decade: 1880-1889
    Added to NRHP: 1982 | NRHP Reference Number: 82000135 (contributing)

  • A massive 58,000 sf former electricity generating station went through three different redevelopment projects over 20 years before finally being completed

    #NotInRuins | Jewelry District | Built: 1912–1925 | Redeveloped: 2003, 2008, 2015–2019 | Decade: 1910-1919
    Added to NRHP: June 30, 2006 | NRHP Reference Number: 06000553 (individual)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • A 400,000+ sq. ft. series of mill buildings dating from 1870 and converted to residential units after suffering a devastating fire that leveled half the complex

    #NotInRuins | Pawtucket, RI | Built: 1847–1870 | Demolition: post-fire 2010 | Redeveloped: 2006-2015 | Decade: 1870-1879
    Added to NRHP: 2010 | NRHP Reference Number: 10001218 (expanded)

  • An ornate mill-company-built community space subdivided into offices during the last century

    #NotInRuins | North End | Built: 1884 | Decade: 1880-1889
    Added to NRHP: 1981 | NRHP Reference Number: 83003867 (contributing)

  • A recently underutilized mill building with distinctive central octoganol tower to become 225 apartments and commercial space

    #NotInRuins | North End | Built: 1862–1906 | Redeveloped: 2019-2020 | Decade: 1860-1869
    Added to NRHP: 1981 | NRHP Reference Number: 83003867 (contributing)

  • 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)