Former Pilgrim Congregational Church converted to residential apartments

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.
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.

Pilgrim Lofts | 19 Harrison St., Providence


Building owner: Federico Manaigo and Antonio Manaigo

Before

Building tenants: Residential

Architect: KITE Architects Inc.

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OPEN SPACE: An apartment at Pilgrim Lofts showcases both the open area for living space adjacent to the kitchen and a large window allowing in natural light. The space originally had boarded-up windows.
OPEN SPACE: An apartment at Pilgrim Lofts showcases both the open area for living space adjacent to the kitchen and a large window allowing in natural light. The space originally had boarded-up windows.

Developers: Federico Manaigo and Antonio Manaigo of K&S Development LLC

Before

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 two townhomes, indoor parking and a mailroom. The remaining apartments are located on the upper floors, including five each on the third and fourth floors. All apartment layouts are different, and each has in-unit washers and dryers, as well as walk-in closets. The building has exposed brick walls and high ceilings. Tenants have views of the Cranston Street Armory and the Industrial Trust Building nearby.

Before
ON ANOTHER LEVEL: Some of the Pilgrim Lofts apartments have multiple levels, and each residence has high ceilings. Old wooden stairwells were removed and replaced with new stairwells accessing the upper levels.
ON ANOTHER LEVEL: Some of the Pilgrim Lofts apartments have multiple levels, and each residence has high ceilings. Old wooden stairwells were removed and replaced with new stairwells accessing the upper levels.

PHOTOS COURTESY PILGRIM LOFTS