Neighborhood: Jewelry District, Providence

17 properties

  • A handsome two-story former wharf warehouse along Dyer street, backing up to the Providence River, used as a electric substation for about 100 years

    #NotInRuins | Built: circa 1880 | Decade: 1880-1889

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

    #NotInRuins | Built: 1929, 1947 | Redeveloped: circa 1990 | Decade: 1920-1929

  • A low slung jewelry manufacturing building on the edge of the Jewelry District is now the main Student Services Center for Johnson & Wales University

    #NotInRuins | Built: 1920 | Redeveloped: 2007–2009 | Decade: 1920-1929

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

    #NotInRuins | Built: 1884—1926 | Redeveloped: Early 1980s | Decade: 1880-1889

  • Parcel 28: A new, dense, trapezoidal residential building with ground-floor retail on the edge of the Jewelry District

    #WhatAreTheyBuilding | Built: 2020–2022 | Decade: 2020-2029

  • 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 | Built: 1913 | Demolition: 2005 | Decade: 1910-1919

  • This handsome trapezoidal mill building with chamfered corner in the Jewelry District was converted to lofts in 2004.

    #NotInRuins | Built: circa 1922-23 | Redeveloped: 2004 | Decade: 1920-1929

  • A stone mill formerly used as a machine parts manufacturer and now commercial office space

    #NotInRuins | Built: 1848, 1863, 1907 | Decade: 1840-1849

  • An unassuming rehabilitation of a simple mid-century industrial space into a modern office

    #NotInRuins | Built: circa 1950 | Redeveloped: circa 2000 | Decade: 1950-1959

  • Parcel 22 lot 1: A hub of scientific and academic innovation and one of the first projects to break ground in the newly available I-195 District

    #WhatAreTheyBuilding | Built: 2017-2019 | Decade: 2010-2019

  • Two simple, turn-of-the- and mid-century industrial buildings used for jewelry industry purposes over the past 50 years razed in 2011 for speculative purposes.

    #UsedToBeThere | Built: circa 1955 | Demolition: 2011 | Decade: 1950-1959

  • A small commercial building surrounded by parking lots razed for an 800 car parking garage for Johnson & Wales University

    #UsedToBeThere | Built: 1923-1925 | Demolition: 2012 | Decade: 1920-1929

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

    #NotInRuins | Built: 1880 | Redeveloped: 1980 | Decade: 1880-1889

  • A massive 58,000 sf former electricity generating station went through three different redevelopment projects over 20 years before finally being completed

    #NotInRuins | Built: 1912–1925 | Redeveloped: 2003, 2008, 2015–2019 | Decade: 1910-1919

  • This unassuming golden brick, pier and spandrel commercial building has been part of the Johnson & Wales campus since the mid-1960s

    #NotInRuins | Built: 1926 | Decade: 1920-1929

  • 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 | Built: 1893, 1903 | Redeveloped: 1990s | Decade: 1890-1899

  • 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.

    #UsedToBeThere | Built: 1901–1956 | Demolition: 2012, 2021 | Decade: 1900-1909