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Lifespan razing former Ward Baking building, site to be redeveloped

PROVIDENCE – The last building of the former Ward Baking Co. in the Jewelry District, which survived the installation of two interstate highways, is...

College Hill Local Historic District expansion reaches City Council

PROVIDENCE – A proposed expansion of the College Hill Local Historic District, to include about 90 properties, is expected to be heard next week...
THE BROAD STREET SYNAGOGUE, located at 688 Broad St.,was one of the several properties included on the Providence Preservation Society's 2021 Most Endangered Properties list. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PRESERVATION SOCIETY

City makes PPS 2021 list of most endangered properties

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Preservation Society on Wednesday released its 2021 Most Endangered Properties List, which includes the entire capital city. The list, released each...

Contest to repurpose Crook Point Bascule Bridge draws 78 entries

PROVIDENCE – The city has received 78 responses from individuals and entities with ideas for finding a new purpose for the Crook Point Bascule...

RIHS, PPS team up for home decorating events along Benefit Street

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Historical Society and the Providence Preservation Society are combining efforts this season starting on Dec. 5. From 3:30 p.m. to...

Providence Preservation Society plans symposium on ‘Whose Places Matter (and Why)?’

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Preservation Society will hold the virtual symposium “Whose Places Matter (and Why)?” from Nov. 12 to Nov. 21. The 10 days...
SEEKING TENANTS: Daniel Feiner, left, and Michael Volpe are vice presidents at MG Commercial Real Estate Services Inc. and brokers for the vacant storefronts at 183-185 Mathewson St. in Providence, pictured, which are ready for tenants. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Could downtown Providence’s Mathewson St. see a renaissance?

For decades, most businesses have struggled to survive on Mathewson Street in downtown Providence. Among the few long-term, successful businesses such as Hotel Providence, Cellar...

Hood Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church to be converted to apartments

PROVIDENCE – The long-vacant Hood Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church will be renovated and converted to apartments, under a proposal approved recently by a...

‘Superman Building’ ornament for sale as fundraiser

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Preservation Society is selling a keepsake ornament featuring the likeness of the Industrial Trust Building, better known as the “Superman...

Providence Preservation Society to present ‘Reading Buildings 102’

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Preservation Society will host a primer on how to spot architectural and other features that identify a building type and...

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