List: National Register of Historic Places

142 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)

  • This turn-of-the-century Federal-style two-story wooden house-turned-resturant was razed quickly on Good Friday in 2021

    #UsedToBeThere | Fox Point/India Point | Built: circa 1830, perhaps 1790 | Demolition: 2021 | Decade: 1830-1839
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (contributing)

  • A large, dense, castle-like former brewery turned warehouse space on the edge of Olneyville and Federal Hill

    #UrbanDecay | Olneyville/Valley | Built: 1892 | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: May, 2016 | NRHP Reference Number: 16000395 (individual)

  • A collection of six brick buildings with a complicated history, series of owners, and name

    #NotInRuins | Olneyville/Valley | Built: 1885, 1908–1926 | Redeveloped: 2003–2008, 2012 | Decade: 1900-1909
    Added to NRHP: August 2005 | NRHP Reference Number: 05000917 (individual)

  • 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)

  • A quick redevelopment of two historic homes in an eroding historic district under pressure to provide “modern” student housing

    #UsedToBeThere,#WhatAreTheyBuilding | College Hill | Built: 1844 & 1910 | Demolition: 2017 | Redeveloped: 2018 | Decade: 1900-1919
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (contributing)

  • A project that did not gain develepment approval will not go forward, but the demolition of these three houses will

    #UsedToBeThere | College Hill | Built: 1854–1895 | Decade: 1850-1859
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (contributing)

  • A commercial space and apartment house best known for its colorful aquatic mural on a busy corner in Fox Point

    #UsedToBeThere | Fox Point/India Point | Built: Before 1889 | Demolition: 2019 | Decade: 1880-1889
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (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

  • A series of late 19th and early 20th century mill buildings converted to residential during the boom of the mid-2000s

    #NotInRuins | Olneyville/Valley | Built: 1895–1920 | Redeveloped: 2005-2007 | Decade: 1900-1909
    Added to NRHP: October 18, 2004 | NRHP Reference Number: 04000809

  • This narrow, small footprint a hundred fifty year-old house had a prominent African-American artist as a resident for about 20 years

    #NotInRuins | College Hill | Built: 1854 | Redeveloped: 1938-41, 2015 | Decade: 1850-1859
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (contributing)

  • 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 almost two-century old building which has been in constant use for military-related purposes

    #NotInRuins | College Hill | Built: 1839 | Decade: 1830-1839
    Added to NRHP: April 28, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000003 (individual)

  • About half of the “Mile of History,” documenting the western side of Benefit Street as it looked in 2004

    #ThenAndNow | College Hill | Built: 1763–1869 | Decade: before 1799
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (contributing)

  • A narrow home that was once owned by antique collectors and caretakers of the Bannister House next door

    #UsedToBeThere | College Hill | Built: 1854 | Demolition: 2015 | Decade: 1850-1859
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (contributing)

  • A handsome, if not crumbling, three story brick and granite five-sided commercial building at the gateway to Pawtucket’s Downtown

    #UrbanDecay | Pawtucket, RI | Built: 1891 | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: November 2006 | NRHP Reference Number: 06001227 (contributing)

  • Nine homes on a block off Thayer Street were demolished ot make way for a large bulk of student apartments

    #UsedToBeThere | College Hill | Built: 1875–1900 | Demolition: 2013 | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (contributing)

  • Eight houses allowed to decay as student housing and easily demolished because of a lack of visual maintenance

    #UsedToBeThere | College Hill | Built: 1875–1900 | Demolition: 2016 | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (contributing)

  • A fine example of turn-of-the-19th-century hydroelectric power generation situated below Pawtucket Falls along the Blackstone River

    #NotInRuins | Pawtucket, RI | Built: 1893–94 | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: November 1983 | NRHP Reference Number: 83003805 (individual)

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

    #UrbanDecay | 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)

  • Two late-19th century houses are to be torn down in favor of a five-story mixed-use residential and commercial building in the College Hill Historic District

    #UsedToBeThere | College Hill | Built: 1857-75, & 1895 | Demolition: 2023 | Decade: 1860-1869
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (contributing)

  • Once a circa 1920s car garage, most recently this was a commercial block home to Bagel Gourmet and East Side Mini-Mart, two Brown-University-student staples

    #UsedToBeThere | East Side | Built: between 1908–1920 | Demolition: 2020 | Redeveloped: 1990–91 | Decade: 1910-1919
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (contributing & non)

  • Twin 1875-era three-story mansard houses are decaying under ownership of Brown Univesity

    #UrbanDecay | College Hill | Built: circa 1875 | Decade: 1870-1879
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (contributing)

  • 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)

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

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

  • A four-turned-five-story 19th-century commercial building goes residential to support 44 micro-lofts and a younger clientele

    #NotInRuins | Downtown Providence | Built: 1859, 1906 | Redeveloped: 2017–2018 | Decade: 1850-1859
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • Worcester Lunch Car #806 has had a long life and many names but continues to attract new entrepreneurs who want to make a go of the restaurant business

    #NotInRuins | South Providence | Built: 1947 | Decade: 1940-1949
    Added to NRHP: January 2010 | NRHP Reference Number: 09001231

  • 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

  • Once the largest manufacturer of costume jewelry, this building was vacant in the 80s but then revived by Lifespan as their corporate headquarters

    #NotInRuins | Jewelry District | Built: 1929, 1947 | Redeveloped: circa 1990 | Decade: 1920-1929
    Added to NRHP: December 1985 | NRHP Reference Number: 85003088 (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)

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

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

  • A small stature mill building in a residential neighborhood with many uses over the years is now residential

    #NotInRuins | West Side | Built: 1875 | Redeveloped: 2006-2007 | Decade: 1870–1879
    Added to NRHP: September 1978 | NRHP Reference Number: 78000005 (contributing)

  • A large 250,000 sf brick mill complex used for rubber manufacture over almost 100 years, now divided into office and retail space

    #NotInRuins | Jewelry District | Built: 1884—1926 | Redeveloped: Early 1980s | Decade: 1880-1889
    Added to NRHP: June 1980 | NRHP Reference Number: 80000093 (individual)

  • A late ninteenth century dye house of the larger Weybosset Mills which has lately become a boutique hotel

    #NotInRuins | Olneyville/Valley | Built: 1880–1890 | Redeveloped: 2007, 2015, 2020 | Decade: 1880-1889
    Added to NRHP: January 2008 | NRHP Reference Number: 07001381 (individual)

  • An over 180-year-old mill structure with the Woonasquatucket river at its back and a former office building fronting Manton Avenue

    #NotInRuins | Olneyville/Valley | Built: 1835 | Decade: 1830-1839
    Added to NRHP: June 18, 1979 | NRHP Reference Number: 79000055

  • A former schoolhouse that has been constantly in use by the Girl Scouts of America, East Providence Troops

    #NotInRuins | Riverside | Built: 1864–1874 | Decade: 1870-1879
    Added to NRHP: November 1980 | NRHP Reference Number: 80000096

  • 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 popular restaurant since 1973 in a unique red brick building that was an early horse-drawn apparatus Fire Station

    #NotInRuins | East Side | Built: 1892 | Redeveloped: 1951 | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (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)

  • An enormous granite, brick, and steel early 19th-century military fortification guarding the entrance to Narragansett Bay

    #UrbanDecay,#NotInRuins | Newport, RI | Built: 1824–1857 | Decade: 1820-1829
    Added to NRHP: July 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000014 (individual)

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

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

  • This chalet-style 19th century Stone & Carpenter design was reivigorated in 2002 with new foundation and additional connecting buildings to expand Brown’s Hillel Center

    #NotInRuins | College Hill | Built: 1878 | Redeveloped: 2002 | Decade: 1870-1879
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (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 (contributing)

  • An unassuming former ice cream factory on a busy road through a residential neighborhood

    #NotInRuins | Silver Lake | Built: 1915 | Redeveloped: 2010-2011 | Decade: 1910-1919
    Added to NRHP: August 2008 | NRHP Reference Number: 08000788 (individual)

  • 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: February 10, 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 | 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)

  • A former Providence Journal distribution center that was previously a milk processing plant is becomming a graffiti playground

    #UrbanDecay | Smith Hill | Built: 1923–1926 | Decade: 1920-1929
    Added to NRHP: June 10, 2005 | NRHP Reference Number: 05000583

  • An irregulary shaped former horse stable turned furniture showroom turned apartments

    #NotInRuins | Pawtucket, RI | Built: 1892 | Redeveloped: 2021 | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: November 2006 | NRHP Reference Number: 06001227 (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 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 shingle-style public building sat underused for 20 years before being rejuvenated recently

    #NotInRuins | East Providence, RI | Built: 1889 | Redeveloped: 2020–2021 | Decade: 1880-1889
    Added to NRHP: November 1980 | NRHP Reference Number: 80000004 (individual)

  • The iconic “Superman” building, the tallest in the state, might be close to getting a new life as residential apartments

    #NotInRuins | Downtown Providence | Built: 1925–28 | Decade: 1920-1929
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • An emblem and pin manufacturer with a long life as industrial/commercial space until a conversion to apartments

    #NotInRuins | Jewelry District | Built: 1903–1904 | Redeveloped: 2015–2017 | Decade: 1900-1909
    Added to NRHP: December 1985 | NRHP Reference Number: 85003088 (contributing)

  • This four hundred foot long mill had a big part to play in the industrial revolution as home to the inventor James Brown

    #NotInRuins | Pawtucket, RI | Built: 1848 | Decade: 1840-1849
    Added to NRHP: 1982 | NRHP Reference Number: 82000135 (contributing)

  • A lovely little pub that we never had to pleasure of visiting. Construction on a 3 mile sewer project damaged the foundations beyond repair

    #UsedToBeThere | Jewelry District | Built: 1913 | Demolition: 2005 | Decade: 1910-1919
    Added to NRHP: June 1980 | NRHP Reference Number: 80000093 (individual)

  • 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)

  • One of the last operating woven product mills in the area, closing in 2001, and later converted to residential starting in 2007

    #NotInRuins | Central Falls, RI | Built: 1824, 1860s | Redeveloped: 2007–2009 | Decade: 1820-1829
    Added to NRHP: July 1976 | NRHP Reference Number: 76000007 (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)

  • A striking black and cerulean blue Art Deco first floor facade adorns this commercial building along a historically significant portion of upper Westminster Street

    #NotInRuins | West Side | Built: 1899 | Redeveloped: 2001-2003 | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: May 2003 | NRHP Reference Number: 03000494 (contributing)

  • This 300-ton house was rotated and moved 450 feet up Olive Street in one piece over the course of three days

    #NotInRuins | College Hill | Built: 1868 | Decade: 1860-1869
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (contributing)

  • This former jewelry manufacturing building was converted to office use in the late 1970s and is now the Brown Medical School

    #NotInRuins | Jewelry District | Built: 1928 | Redeveloped: 2010–2011 | Decade: 1920-1929
    Added to NRHP: December 1985 | NRHP Reference Number: 85003088 (contributing)

  • This gothic revival wood frame house has been languishing since the 1990s as developers have come and gone

    #NotInRuins | Bristol, RI | Built: 1848–1850 | Redeveloped: 2012, 2014, 2019 | Decade: 1840-1849
    Added to NRHP: July 1972 | NRHP Reference Number: 72000016 (individual)

  • 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 (individual)

  • A five-story red brick former Freemasons hall in very good historic condition converted to commercial space in the 1980s

    #NotInRuins | Downtown Providence | Built: 1897 | Redeveloped: 1980s | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • An over 170-year-old congregation has served the needs of people in the center of Downtown Providence from a 120-year-old church building

    #NotInRuins | Downtown Providence | Built: 1895, 1951 | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • This once ornate building was simplified in the 1920s and once again in the 2000s but has always been commercial space

    #NotInRuins | Pawtucket, RI | Built: 1888 | Redeveloped: 2009–2010 | Decade: 1880-1889
    Added to NRHP: November 2006 | NRHP Reference Number: 06001227 (contributing)

  • One the last remaining historic homes on the Thayer to Brook Street block demolished for a new structure

    #UsedToBeThere | College Hill | Built: 1896 | Demolition: 2022 | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (contributing)

  • 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

  • One of two remaining Sterling Streamliner diners manufactured in the late 1930s by the J.B. Judkins Company left in the country

    #NotInRuins | Pawtucket, RI | Built: 1941 | Redeveloped: 1987 | Decade: 1940-1949
    Added to NRHP: October 1978 | NRHP Reference Number: 78000002 (individual)

  • This ornate former single-family home was built in stages and owned by two prominent business people that almost succumbed to the wrecking ball

    #NotInRuins | Smith Hill | Built: 1856, 1864, 1877 | Redeveloped: 1920, 1990, 2003 | Decade: 1850-1859
    Added to NRHP: November 1993 | NRHP Reference Number: 93001183 (contributing)

  • 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)

  • A large mill complex on the West Side of Providence turns into residential lofts at the beginning of the boom

    #NotInRuins | West Side | Built: 1865 | Redeveloped: 2004–2005 | Decade: 1860-1869
    Added to NRHP: January 1980 | NRHP Reference Number: 80000001 (individual)

  • A 19th century former volunteer firehouse turned into commercial space on a busy urban corner

    #NotInRuins | East Side | Built: 1866 | Redeveloped: 1950s? | Decade: 1860-1869
    Added to NRHP: February 1990 | NRHP Reference Number: 90000104 (contributing)

  • 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 late-nineteeth-century warehouse building with thick walls, strong floors, and details reminiscent of an armory building

    #NotInRuins | West Side | Built: 1896–1900 | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: January 1980 | NRHP Reference Number: 80000099 (individual)

  • 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)

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

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

  • Once the center of an ambitious waterfront redevelopment project, the building is now underutilized

    #UrbanDecay | South Providence | Built: 1899–1900 | Decade: 1900-1909
    Added to NRHP: June 2007 | NRHP Reference Number: 07000589 (individual)

  • 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: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • A 1980s conversion from industrial to residential condominiums by the same developer of the Davol Rubber Company

    #NotInRuins | Fox Point/India Point | Built: 1845, 1864, 1893 | Redeveloped: 1984–1986 | Decade: 1840-1849
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (contributing)

  • A 100-year-old ornamental steel and iron manufacturer gets a new life as a center for vocational training and art creation

    #NotInRuins | Olneyville/Valley | Built: 1902, 1918, 1921, 1926, 1937 | Redeveloped: 2003–2010 | Decade: 1900-1909
    Added to NRHP: August 2005 | NRHP Reference Number: 05000919 (individual)

  • 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

    #NotInRuins | Jewelry District | Built: 1924 | Decade: 1920-1929
    Added to NRHP: January 2012 | NRHP Reference Number: 85003088 (contributing)

  • Demolition Alert

    Added a snippet of a news story about the owner’s planning to move forward with demolition

    #DemolitionAlert | Pawtucket, RI | Built: 1842, 1914-15 | Decade: 1840-1849
    Added to NRHP: April 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84002041 (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)

  • This former stable is a remnant of a larger house that was razed in the 1940s and now stands as a handsome private home

    #NotInRuins | College Hill | Built: 1885 | Decade: 1880-1889
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (contributing)

  • One of the oldest mill structures in Olneyville, this building housed a collection of 60 artists who were forced out in 2004

    #NotInRuins | Olneyville/Valley | Built: 1880, 1921 | Decade: 1880-1849
    Added to NRHP: January 2008 | NRHP Reference Number: 07001381 (individual)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Demolition Alert

    A beautifully detailed late 19th-century double house will succumb to the wrecking ball in favor of more of the same modern apartment building design

    #DemolitionAlert | College Hill | Built: 1877 | Decade: 1870-1879
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (contributing)

  • An almost 200 year old brick house has seen many changes, from home of a three term Providence Mayor to an industrial business

    #NotInRuins | Jewelry District | Built: 1825 | Decade: 1820-1829
    Added to NRHP: December 1985 | NRHP Reference Number: 85003088 (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
    Added to NRHP: February 10, 1984 | NRHP Reference Number: 84001967 (contributing)

  • After almost 100 years involved in heavy industry, this building became home to a variety of office and retail uses

    #NotInRuins | Jewelry District | Built: 1880 | Redeveloped: 1980 | Decade: 1880-1889
    Added to NRHP: June 1980 | NRHP Reference Number: 80000093 (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)

  • An early 19th-century complex with two granite stone mills in the first “Mill Village” is converted into residential apartments

    #NotInRuins | North Smithfield, RI | Built: 1806, 1826, 1843, 1893 | Redeveloped: 2007-2008 | Decade: 1820-1829
    Added to NRHP: April 1973 | NRHP Reference Number: 73000002 (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)

  • 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 mid-19th century small scale commercial brick mill has been a home to various businesses and loving owners

    #NotInRuins | Providence, RI | Built: 1853 | Redeveloped: 1984-1985 | Decade: 1850-1859
    Added to NRHP: September 1978 | NRHP Reference Number: 78000005 (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 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)

  • The ever changing face of Thayer Street captured whenever we can (mostly from 2004 and 2020)

    #ThenAndNow | College Hill | Built: Various; 1857–2020
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (contributing)

  • Another erosion of the neighborhood fabric, moving from wood-built houses to slick “modern concept” commercial structures

    #UsedToBeThere | College Hill | Built: 1875–1895 | Demolition: 2022 | Decade: 1880-1889
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (contributing)

  • This over 190 year old structure survived 170 years as an indoor mall but now is a collection of retail and micro-loft styles residential condos

    #NotInRuins | Downtown Providence | Built: 1828 | Redeveloped: 2008–2012 | Decade: 1820-1829
    Added to NRHP: May 1971 | NRHP Reference Number: 71000029 (individual)

  • An mid-19th-century mill falters in its second life but gains a third life in the late 2010s to become residential with a boutique hotel on the same property

    #NotInRuins | Warwick, RI | Built: 1863, 1866, 1870–1874 | Demolition: partial 2006 | Redeveloped: 2014-2018 | Decade: 1860-1869
    Added to NRHP: June 1972 | NRHP Reference Number: 72000019 (individual)

  • Three tightly-packed buildings with histories in weaving and threading have turned residential and are thriving in post-industrial Central Falls

    #NotInRuins | Central Falls, RI | Built: 1892-1923, 1919, 1920 | Redeveloped: 2004-2009 | Decade: 1910-1919
    Added to NRHP: July 1976 | NRHP Reference Number: 76000007 (contributing)

  • A small single-story brick commercial-industrial storefront with subtle art-deco details

    #NotInRuins | Pawtucket, RI | Built: 1925 | Decade: 1920-1929
    Added to NRHP: November 2006 | NRHP Reference Number: 06001227 (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 27,000 sf piece of the former US Rubber Works has been developed into the Waterfire Arts Center

    #NotInRuins | Olneyville/Valley | Built: 1929 | Redeveloped: 2016–2017 | Decade: 1920-1929
    Added to NRHP: August 2005 | NRHP Reference Number: 05000917 (individual)

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

  • 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)

  • A dense complex of 20 buildings built over the course of 50 years has ben converted from maufacturing to new-arts-industrial to residential

    #NotInRuins | Olneyville/Valley | Built: 1890, 1896 to 1929 | Redeveloped: 2006–2015 | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: August 2005 | NRHP Reference Number: 05000917 (individual)

  • A collection of handsome late-19th- and early-20th-century buildings that served as headquarters for a knitted good company as well as rental space for jewelry businesses

    #NotInRuins | Jewelry District | Built: 1893, 1903 | Redeveloped: 1990s | Decade: 1890-1899
    Added to NRHP: December 1985 | NRHP Reference Number: 85003088 (contributing)

  • A mini-arcade type of commercial building in a once bustling retail district turned small business and destination retail space

    #NotInRuins | Pawtucket, RI | Built: 1934 | Redeveloped: 1975, 1995, 2006, 2018 | Decade: 1930-1939
    Added to NRHP: November 2006 | NRHP Reference Number: 06001227 (contributing)

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

    #NotInRuins | North End | Built: 1881–82 | 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)

  • A large complex of mill buildings spread out over three city blocks is only partially intact and undergoing revitalization in different forms

    #NotInRuins,#UrbanDecay | Olneyville/Valley | Built: 1836–1937 | Demolition: partial circa 1992 | Decade: 1830-1839
    Added to NRHP: January 2008 | NRHP Reference Number: 07001381 (individual)

  • A circa 1900 collection of mill buildings are still in use as manufacturing, small business space, and studios even though the building itself needs maintenance

    #NotInRuins,#UrbanDecay | Olneyville/Valley | Built: ca 1885, ca 1900, ca 1937 | Decade: 1900-1909
    Added to NRHP: January 2008 | NRHP Reference Number: 07001381 (individual)

  • 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

  • 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 former screw and fastener manufacturer that has been revitalized as a cooperative craft brewing collective

    #NotInRuins | Pawtucket, RI | Built: 1845, 1860, 1885, 1920 | Decade: 1880-1889
    Added to NRHP: 1982 | NRHP Reference Number: 82000135 (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)

  • A quaint small cottage is delicately saved by a considerate addition and rebuild while the large lot was subdivided to support monster new construction

    #NotInRuins | College Hill | Built: 1875-1895 | Redeveloped: 2022-2023 | Decade: 1870-1879
    Added to NRHP: November 10, 1970 | NRHP Reference Number: 70000019 (contributing)

  • A non-descript one story building in the jewelry district was once a job training program for impoverished women

    #ArchiveRI | Jewelry District | Built: 1903 | Demolition: between 1997 and 2008 | Decade: 1900-1909
    Added to NRHP: December 1985 | NRHP Reference Number: 85003088 (contributing)