Neighborhood: South Providence

12 properties

  • 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.

    | Built: 1913 | Demolition: 2013 | Decade: 1910-1919

  • Worcester Lunch Car #806 has had a long life and many names but continues to attract new entrepreneurs who want to make a go of the restaurant business

    | Built: 1947 | Decade: 1940-1949

  • Closed in 1981, this William R. Walker and Son-designed church was vacant for over 20 years before neglect contributed to its demise.

    | Built: 1888 | Demolition: 2006 | Decade: 1880-1889

  • A sprawling complex and a leading designer of silver goods for 100 years or more. Still in business (not in RI) as part of the Lenox Corporation.

    | Built: 1890 | Demolition: 1998 | Decade: 1890-1899

  • 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.

    | Built: ca. 1908 | Demolition: 2005 | Decade: 1900-1909

  • A group of turn-of-the-century mills get converted into affordable residential units and commercial/office space

    | Built: 1887–1892 | Redeveloped: 2004-2005 | Decade: 1880-1889

  • A fire on Christmas morning gutted the building, but the Masonic Lodge members plan to rebuild, and you can help.

    | Built: circa 1890 | Decade: 1890–1899

  • Once the center of an ambitious waterfront redevelopment project, the building is now underutilized

    | Built: 1899–1900 | Decade: 1900-1909

  • Demolished as part of the relocation of I-195 in the early 2000s, this large mill complex was home 45 small businesses, art studios, and a bar.

    | Built: 1846 | Demolition: 2001 | Decade: 1840-1849

  • This building survived for 115 years before becoming too outdated to stay relevant in an ever-expanding hospital system

    | Built: 1900 | Demolition: 2016–2017 | Decade: 1900-1909

  • A large, late 19th-century mill complex razed for the relocation of I-195 in the mid-2000s. The complex was eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

    | Built: 1873 | Demolition: 2004 | Decade: 1870-1879

  • A sweet and spare little gas and service station formerly on Eddy Street. Love the painted transom sign.

    | Built: 1940? | Demolition: 1985 | Decade: 1940-1949