Brown University plan to raze buildings draws criticism

Updated at 1:41 p.m.

86 WATERMAN STREET is used for graduate student apartments by Brown University. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY
86 WATERMAN STREET is used for graduate student apartments by Brown University. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY
PROVIDENCE – Brown University plans to demolish or relocate five historic buildings to create a site for a new performing arts center, a move that preservation advocates say will undermine the character of the College Hill neighborhood. The performing arts center is envisioned as a catalyst for creativity and the arts, according to previous statements…

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