Neighborhood: College Hill, Providence

38 properties

  • Gilbane Development Company created a new student housing complex by razing nine historic homes

    | Built: 2014–2016 | Decade: 2010-2019

  • 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

    | Built: 1840–1873 | Demolition: 1971 | Decade: 1840-1849

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

    | Built: 1844 & 1910 | Demolition: 2017 | Redeveloped: 2018 | Decade: 1900-1919

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

    | Built: 1854–1895 | Decade: 1850-1859

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

    | Built: 1854 | Redeveloped: 1938-41, 2015 | Decade: 1850-1859

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

    | Built: 1839 | Decade: 1830-1839

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

    | Built: 1763–1869 | Decade: before 1799

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

    | Built: 1854 | Demolition: 2015 | Decade: 1850-1859

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

    | Built: 1875–1900 | Demolition: 2013 | Decade: 1890-1899

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

    | Built: 1875–1900 | Demolition: 2016 | Decade: 1890-1899

  • 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

    | Built: 1857-75, & 1895 | Demolition: 2023 | Decade: 1860-1869

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

    | Built: circa 1875 | Decade: 1870-1879

  • The existing BioMed center bounded by Brown, Meeting, Thayer, and Olive Streets got a $95m addition for a new Biomedical Research center

    | Built: 2003-2006 | Decade: 2000-2009

  • A modern, glassy set of student buildings on once taxable-land near the bustling Thayer Street commercial corridor

    | Built: 2020–2021 | Decade: 2020-2029

  • A hub of student and museum activity for RISD named after the late Happy Chase, an ardent preservationist of properties along Benefit Street

    | Built: 2006-2008 | Decade: 2000-2009

  • One of the oldest industrial buildings in the state with a rich history that continues to this day

    | Built: 1793 et. seq., 1847 | Decade: before 1799

  • An almost 100 year old apartment building turned dormitory became too downtrodden to be useful.

    | Built: circa 1929 | Demolition: 2011 | Decade: 1920-1929

  • A relatively simple carriage house down the hill from Benefit Street featuring unique architectural details and construction

    | Built: 1857 | Redeveloped: 2012-2013 | Decade: 1850-1859

  • In use for almost 70 years, the East Side Train tunnel burrows beneath College Hill and once connected Union Station to East Providence

    | Built: 1906–1908 | Demolition: 1983 | Decade: 1900-1909

  • 21st-century modernist construction for micro-loft student housing at the base of College Hill

    | Built: 2017–2019 | Decade: 2010-2019

  • A contemporary, boxy building for student housing which contributes to the erosion of what was once an intact historic district

    | Built: 2018-2019 | Decade: 2010-2019

  • A former fire station that had its façade completely replaced by 1970, and home to independent radio station WBRU

    | Built: 1867 | Redeveloped: 1969 | Decade: 1860-1869

  • 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

    | Built: 1878 | Redeveloped: 2002 | Decade: 1870-1879

  • A late 18th-century inn in the heart of Colonial Providence’s political seat

    | Built: 1784-1785 | Demolition: 1941 | Decade: before 1799

  • Photos captured a late 1700s grand hotel’s last days in 1941

    | Then: 1941 | Now: 2024 | Decade: before 1799

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

    | Built: 1868 | Decade: 1860-1869

  • A new four-story apartment building with commercial space replaces a century-old 2 1/2 story gable roof house

    | Built: 2022–2024 | Decade: 2020-2029

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

    | Built: 1896 | Demolition: 2022 | Decade: 1890-1899

  • A late 90s/early 2000s conversion of a small mill with new addition on North Main Street into luxury condos

    | Built: 1900? | Redeveloped: 1998 | Decade: 1900-1909

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

    | Built: 1885 | Decade: 1880-1889

  • 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

    | Built: 1877 | Decade: 1870-1879

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

    | Built: Various; 1857–2020

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

    | Built: 1875–1895 | Demolition: 2022 | Decade: 1880-1889

  • 4-story new construction marries a 2-story Greek Revival 150 years younger at the base of College Hill

    | Built: 1850, 1999 | Redeveloped: 1999 | Decade: 1990-1999

  • A new addition to a old home (and the demolition of another) on historic Angell St. brings new character and more space to those that want to find their zen

    | Built: 2010-2012 | Demolition: 2010 | Decade: 2010-2019

  • A new five-story apartment building set on two adjoined lots on the edge of the Thayer Street shopping district

    | Built: 2023–2024 | Decade: 2020-2029

  • A 56,000 square foot center for Brown University’s international studies students

    | Built: 2001-2002 | Decade: 2000-2009

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

    | Built: 1875-1895 | Redeveloped: 2022-2023 | Decade: 1870-1879