A large mill built in stages with an iconic square, open-top stair tower visible from Interstate 95.
A large, dense, castle-like former brewery turned warehouse space on the edge of Olneyville and Federal Hill
A collection of six brick buildings with a complicated history, series of owners, and name
A large, long, four-story 100 plus year old mill on the corner of Harris and Atwells is revived as apartments and commercial space
A long-standing and intact example of mill architecture from the late 1800s, available as studio and commercial space
An 1860s gasometer with unheroic uses for a century before being reborn as small business and community space
A series of late 19th and early 20th century mill buildings converted to residential during the boom of the mid-2000s
Two massive five-story, brick, pier-and-spandrel warehouses along the waterfront once used for storing cargo. Vacant for 15+ years before demolition from 2013-2015.
A simple Art Deco commercial building whose fate is uncertain now that its long-term tenant has moved out
An aging complex of four buildings, three more than 150 years old, that once housed the largest stove manufacturer in New England
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
A part of the Provisions District met the wrecking ball in 2011. Owner of this and nearby buildings, The Providence Journal Company, used deferred maintenance as an excuse.
A bricked-in and enclosed one-story building along Kinsley Avenue exploded in a chemical fire that leveled it and threw conder blocks across the street
A slowly built-up set of factory buildings that decayed for more than a decade before being razed for… a flower farm
Two indistinct one-story infill buildings flanked by 100+ year old two-story mill buildings that manufactured fire safety equipment
One of the oldest industrial buildings in the state with a rich history that continues to this day
This former hotel has sat vacant and underused for 20 years or more and only recently is being renovated
A worsted yarn mill under the same ownership for 60 to 80 years has been home to small businesses and a plastics company for at least the last 20
A small stature mill building in a residential neighborhood with many uses over the years is now residential
A low slung jewelry manufacturing building on the edge of the Jewelry District is now the main Student Services Center for Johnson & Wales University
A large 250,000 sf brick mill complex used for rubber manufacture over almost 100 years, now divided into office and retail space
A late ninteenth century dye house of the larger Weybosset Mills which has lately become a boutique hotel
An over 180-year-old mill structure with the Woonasquatucket river at its back and a former office building fronting Manton Avenue
A small, unassuming but nicely detailed brick firehouse from the mid-19th century on Providence’s West Side
A striking 3-story mansard former office building for a larger manufacturing complex of woven goods turned into various small office spaces
A handsome, symmetrical façade, Greek-revival inspired mid-19th-century mill building that seems to have always been well cared for
The earliest steel-framed buildings in the city, constructed by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company of Connecticut
A quietly operational General Electric light bulb plant for over 70 years until a swift demolition after 20 years of neglect
An unassuming former ice cream factory on a busy road through a residential neighborhood
Two buildings, one still extant and the other recently demolished, in a fruit and produce warehouse portion of Valley Street
A mid-sized 4-story mill of red brick and stucco in the middle of a residential neighborhood became apartments in 2009
A long fight over the demolition of a former neighborhood school — and a contributing structure to the Broadway-Armory Historic District.
A two-story brick L-shaped mill along Eddy Street south of the corner of Eddy and Public Streets. In decay for 10 years or more before being razed in 2005.
A forgotten building on the industrial edge of the north side may be getting a new life
A narrow but deep building had its modern refacing removed to reveal an original set of brickwork ornamentation. Now being used as office space
This handsome trapezoidal mill building with chamfered corner in the Jewelry District was converted to lofts in 2004.
A cute, manageable, three-story mill building on the outskirts of Smith Hill surrounded by car yards
This three-story former lumber yard and wood working business has over a hundred years of history
This former jewelry manufacturing building was converted to office use in the late 1970s and is now the Brown Medical School
A neglected little brick Greek-revival building vacant and boarded up since a fire in the 1990s succumbed to extensive roof damage in 2020
While only a small 2,600 sf portion of the original complex remains, it’s great that it was saved
One of the first artist-led redevelopment projects post-Eagle Square, these 21 units have remained in artist’s hands, some with afforability restrictions
A large mill complex of 13 buildings on 2 acres was converted to apartments and commercial space in 2005
A large mill complex on the West Side of Providence turns into residential lofts at the beginning of the boom
A 19th century former volunteer firehouse turned into commercial space on a busy urban corner
A late-nineteeth-century warehouse building with thick walls, strong floors, and details reminiscent of an armory building
A group of turn-of-the-century mills get converted into affordable residential units and commercial/office space
A fire-damaged former church used for many years as a furniture storage facility recently turned into 15 residential units
A newer complex of brick structures built up and around an almost 200-year old stone mill
Once the center of an ambitious waterfront redevelopment project, the building is now underutilized
A 1980s conversion from industrial to residential condominiums by the same developer of the Davol Rubber Company
A long industrial mill along the Atwells Avenue off ramp was home to the C.J. Fox company for 60 years before conversion to office space
A sprawling pre-Civil-War-era complex with a proud history of metal manufacturing of many kinds, including armaments
This modestly small but ornate brick building became the home to the Providence Revolving Fund
One of the oldest mill structures in Olneyville, this building housed a collection of 60 artists who were forced out in 2004
A massive 58,000 sf former electricity generating station went through three different redevelopment projects over 20 years before finally being completed
A narrow 3-story building built as infill when rail lines were removed in the Provisions Warehouse District. Most recently a set of nightclubs.
A small flatiron-style 19th century mill building right on the bank of the Moshassuck River in a formerly dense industrial area
A mid-19th century small scale commercial brick mill has been a home to various businesses and loving owners
A 27,000 sf piece of the former US Rubber Works has been developed into the Waterfire Arts Center
A former power substation along the train tracks has most recently been an after-hours nightclub but has now been vacant since 2018
A dense complex of 20 buildings built over the course of 50 years has ben converted from maufacturing to new-arts-industrial to residential
The one that started a revolution. A 13 acre site, bounded by Atwells Ave, Eagle Street, and Valley Street, housing cheap artist studio space and the famous Fort Thunder arts collective.
An ornate mill-company-built community space subdivided into offices during the last century
A recently underutilized mill building with distinctive central octoganol tower to become 225 apartments and commercial space
A large parcel of land on the edge of the jewelry district whose 1- and 2-story buildings were razed by speculation but nothing yet occupies the site.
A large complex of mill buildings spread out over three city blocks is only partially intact and undergoing revitalization in different forms
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
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.