A large mill built in stages with an iconic square, open-top stair tower visible from Interstate 95.
A former clothing store built off the north side of Sears that stayed empty for years and years before being razed in 2009.
A new 3-story building for offices, meeting rooms, and flexible classrooms clad in untreated steel sits in the corner of what once was a parking lot
A simple Art Deco commercial building whose fate is uncertain now that its long-term tenant has moved out
A local-chain tire and automotive parts outlet with four car-wide drive-through bays on a local retail corridor.
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
A new set of residence halls to rise five stories along Brook Street, creating a pocket of dense stident housing
A large former gymnasium with a large enough indoor space to support a suspended indoor quarter mile track. Demolished in 2001.
A former industrial building converted to a Benny’s department store and then converted to a strip mall
A neighborhood battle and a prolonged redevelopment took down Clark’s to replace it with mixed-use residential and commercial space
A non-descript location captured 45 years ago with an evolution that deserved to be recaptured
In use for almost 70 years, the East Side Train tunnel burrows beneath College Hill and once connected Union Station to East Providence
A popular restaurant since 1973 in a unique red brick building that was an early horse-drawn apparatus Fire Station
A wonderful Beaux-Arts fire station on the east side of Providence that has been vacant since 2017
This cinder block building with a residential looking store facade slapped on it stood vacant for many years before demolition. Part of the way commercial retail comes and goes.
A former catholic school has been converted into 24 two-bedroom residential units on the East Side
A sweet little simple Art Deco brick gas station in the middle of the Hope Street commercial district. Probably contaminated and hard to subdivide, so it came down.
Long-time tenants Davis Dairy vacated in spring 2020 after a fire damaaged the upper floors of the house
A local scooter sales and repair shop with a side of delicious expresso drinks
A 19th century former volunteer firehouse turned into commercial space on a busy urban corner
A rather small commercial storefront that was a branch bank for some time but abandoned for many years before eventual demolition.
A plethora of pithy postcard images from the turn of the century.
A small but charming red square building in various states of repair and neglect over the years
This property is actually a tale of three things — competitive cycling, a football stadium, and the Providence Steamroller
A late 1920s Tudoresque fire station on the East Side of Providence is seeking ideas for reuse
A big hulking 5300-person capacity civic auditorium that hosted sports and entertainment for close to 50 years.
A boarded-up retail space along a retail corridor in need of rethinking
One of the last big box stores on North Main Street, closed since the mid-to-late 90s. Demolished in 2014 to become infill for a parking lot.
An innovative early 70s hyperbolic paraboloid roof structure design that allowed a 130' x 325' uninterrupted interior space
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
An older building made way for a new patient care and operating room facility in the middle of a dense residental neighborhood
A nice, simple early 20th century building on a busy commercial corridor with some subtle Art Deco details
A new three story, boxy and flat modern apartment building on an important historic East Side corner
- Demolition Alert
A turn-of-the-20th-century former funeral home will be demolished for a new apartment building on the edge of Wayland Square
A 56,000 square foot center for Brown University’s international studies students
A classic mid-century brick and limestone commercial building transformed into a highly visible commercial, residential, and rooftop restaurant space