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FACELIFT: The exterior of the former Pilgrim Congregational Church in Providence, now Pilgrim Lofts, was given all-new windows to allow light into the loft apartments, and the brickwork was cleaned up. Prior to the renovations, the spaces where the windows currently are were boarded up.

Former Pilgrim Congregational Church converted to residential apartments

Pilgrim Lofts | 19 Harrison St., Providence Building owner: Federico Manaigo and Antonio Manaigo Building tenants: Residential Architect: KITE Architects Inc. Developers: Federico Manaigo and Antonio Manaigo of...
CLEAN ENERGY BUT NOT CLEAN PROCESS: While offshore-wind energy production is coming on a large scale to the region – pictured here is one of the five Block Island Wind Farm turbines – the contracts involving the electricity are anything but clear. 
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Wind-energy savings obscured by speculation, despite promises

In a report prepared for National Grid, Revolution Wind, the wind-energy project being developed off the Rhode Island and Massachusetts coast, is projected to...
ON HOLD: Pictured is an artist’s rendering of planned permanent headquarters to house the state archives. The $52 million project has been stalled due to a lack of budget funds.
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Lack of funds preventing design and construction of new state archives...

For decades, Rhode Islanders have sought a permanent facility to house, preserve and exhibit the documents collected in the state archives. A July 1924 Providence...

Thinking fast can save your bacon

The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to ask his congregation to come up with more money than they were...

Textiles are still vital to R.I. economy

On Feb. 11, the Ocean State showed the textile industry a little love, holding its first Academic & Textile Industry Networking Fair. Included in its...

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Former Pilgrim Congregational Church converted to residential apartments

Pilgrim Lofts | 19 Harrison St., Providence Building owner: Federico Manaigo and Antonio Manaigo Building tenants: Residential Architect: KITE Architects Inc. Developers: Federico Manaigo and Antonio Manaigo of K&S Development LLC General contractor: Packard Builders LLC Cost: $3.5 million Use: First built in 1874 as the Pilgrim Congregational Church, the 30,000-square-foot, former house of worship was converted into 15 loft-style apartments. The first floor consists of...

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