Gilbane Development Company created a new student housing complex by razing nine historic homes
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 local-chain tire and automotive parts outlet with four car-wide drive-through bays on a local retail corridor.
Nine homes on a block off Thayer Street were demolished ot make way for a large bulk of student apartments
Seven houses, allowed to decay as student housing and easily demolished because of a lack of visual maintenance
A nice, simple early 20th century building on a busy commercial corridor with some subtle Art Deco details
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 modern, glassy set of student buildings on once taxable-land near the bustling Thayer Street commercial corridor
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
In use for almost 70 years, the East Side Train tunnel burrows beneath College Hill and once connected Union Station to East Providence
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 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
This 300-ton house was rotated and moved 450 feet up Olive Street in one piece over the course of three days
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 for the Brown University pool
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 56,000 square foot center for Brown University’s international studies students