PPS releases 2020 Most Endangered Properties list

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Preservation Society released its 2020 Most Endangered Properties list on Monday, highlighting 10 historical buildings or structures that are at risk due to neglect, demolition or deterioration. The list, released each year, is designed to generate interest in historical properties in the city and potentially to save properties on the list.…

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  1. No doubts that the PPS is an excellent organization that makes a significant contribution to the community, but sometimes their focus is too much on the limelight rather more prosaic efforts. Case in point is their opposition to the Fane tower which is based strictly on their “opinion” of architecture as opposed to anyone else’s including mine. Are they so eager to weigh in on subject because it’s become a cause celebre ignoring projects more impactful but overlooked by the populace and press. For example, where was the PPS when the abomination of the ugly two level, metal parking structure was put up on Pine Street adjacent to the the historic building that houses Capriccio restaurant?? This small structure does more damage to the historic character of Providence than the huge Fane tower ever will. Yet what did we get then from the good people of the PPS – we got the the sound of crickets.