A lovely split-square dual residence at the beginning of Atwells Avenue, razed in 2014 for a speculative development that has not yet come to pass
This turn-of-the-century Federal-style two-story wooden house-turned-resturant was razed quickly on Good Friday in 2021
Originally located along N. Main & Canal Sts., across from Roger Williams Park, Providence, the last meat-packing plant survived until the 1980s
The story of two central fire stations located on the perimeter of Exchange Place, now Kennedy Plaza.
A neighborhood battle and a prolonged redevelopment took down Clark’s to replace it with mixed-use residential and commercial space
A low-slung, semi-circular mid-century modern transportation hub in downtown Providence.
In use for almost 70 years, the East Side Train tunnel burrows beneath College Hill and once connected Union Station to East Providence
The littlest building in downtown (not including parking lot shelters) that was once home to small coffee shops.
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.
A sweet little post-Art Deco brick gas station in the middle of the Hope Street commercial district. Probably contaminated and hard to subdivide, so it came down.
A lovely little pub that we never had to pleasure of visiting. Construction on a 3 mile sewer project damaged the foundations beyond repair.
A love it or hate it concrete structure in the Brutalist style — its knobby elbows sticking out as decoration.
Abandoned and derelict for 17 years, the former brewery complex that once employed 850 people was razed in 1998. The brand has lived on and has since reclaimed its Rhode Island heritage.
Before it was demolished and rebuilt, the Ocean House was one of the few surviving 1800s seaside resort hotels in RI
A massive private home designed by important turn-of-the-century minds had as colorful a history as it had decorative stone details.
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.
By the time we took photos, most of the main mill building had crumbled. The main building, though, is still standing and has been converted to a restaurant.
A big hulking 5300-person capacity civic auditorium that hosted sports and entertainment for close to 50 years.
An early demolition of a large mill complex that flew under the radar in the early 2000s. Replaced by a Home Depot shopping center.
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.
The one that started a revolution. A 13 acre site, bounded by Atwells Ave, Eagle Street, and Valley Street, housing cheap artist studio space and the famous Fort Thunder arts collective.