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SIGNIFICANT IMPACT: Rhode Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Oscar Mejias, who is also a member of a steering committee guiding the state in determining how to best put the Cranston Street Armory, above, to use, says its reopening will have a significant impact on the surrounding community.
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RFP planned for historic armory

It looks out of place: a medieval-style castle of pale-yellow brick, towering over the modest houses and storefronts in Providence’s West End neighborhood. One of...

Cranston Street Armory RFI submissions due Jan. 25

PROVIDENCE – Have a proposal for reoccupying the Cranston Street Armory? The state has set a deadline on Friday for submission of nonbinding request for...

Five Questions With: Roberta Humble

Roberta Humble is the president of the Westerly Armory, and an authority on the state’s 18 surviving historical armories. Many of them are associated...

Cranston Street Armory’s future to be discussed in September

PROVIDENCE – The city-owned Cranston Street Armory can be adapted for multiple community-based purposes and modified to take greater advantage of nearby Dexter Park,...
THE CRANSTON STREET ARMORY, one of the most historical buildings in Rhode Island, will be opened for public tours on Sunday, June 4, as part of the final day of PVDFest, the citywide arts celebration. /COURTESY PROVIDENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY

Cranston Street Armory to open for public tours during PVDFest

PROVIDENCE – The Cranston Street Armory, one of the most historical buildings in Rhode Island, will be opened for public tours on Sunday as...

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