Rhode Island Hospital files appeal in quest to tear down historical building

The ornate, four-and-a-half-story Southwest Pavilion was begun in 1898 and is now located near the center of the Rhode Island Hospital campus. The hospital has filed an appeal in its quest to tear the building down. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY/FRANK MULLIN
The ornate, four-and-a-half-story Southwest Pavilion was begun in 1898 and is now located near the center of the Rhode Island Hospital campus. The hospital has filed an appeal in its quest to tear the building down. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY/FRANK MULLIN
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island Hospital has filed an appeal with the Providence Zoning Board, seeking to overturn a City Plan Commission decision that will prevent the nonprofit from tearing down the Southwest Pavilion. The ornate, four-and-a-half-story building was begun in 1898 and is now located near the center of the hospital campus. Rhode Island Hospital,…

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