Once the largest manufacturer of costume jewelry, this building was vacant in the 80s but then revived by Lifespan as their corporate headquarters
An elaborate four and a half story Medieval Gothic armory has been plagued by underutilization for the past 20 years
An almost 100 year old apartment building turned dormitory became too downtrodden to be useful.
The littlest building in downtown (not including parking lot shelters) that was once home to small coffee shops.
A turn-of-the-century hotel with intact, 100-year old wood panelled bar enhanced by stained-glass windows and decorative terra cotta
Two 19th-century commercial buildings come together to create a unique hotel with historic character
A rather small commercial storefront that was a branch bank for some time but abandoned for many years before eventual demolition.
A handsome yellow brick, seven story building with ornate white brickwork designs has become a dozen luxury residences with ground-floor retail
A sliver of an 1829 structure survives under this turn-of-the-20th-century vaudeville theatre turned movie house turned commercial storefronts
A small commercial building surrounded by parking lots razed for an 800 car parking garage for Johnson & Wales University
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.
This unassuming golden brick, pier and spandrel commercial building has been part of the Johnson & Wales campus since the mid-1960s
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.
The Fletcher building marks the first foray into downtown Providence for RISD and its graduate students