Greater City Providence

Providence Preservation Society 2012 Ten Most Endangered Properties

This week the Providence Preservation Society announced their 2012 list of the city’s Ten Most Endangered Properties.

  • George C. Arnold Building (“The Narrow Building”)
  • Jerothmul B. Barnaby House (“Barnaby’s Castle”)
  • Flower Shop and Green House at 398 Hope Street
  • Foreclosed Multifamily Housing Stock
  • Cathedral of St. John
  • Kendrick-Prentice-Tirocchi House
  • Narragansett Electric Lighting (Dynamo House)
  • former Rhode Island Department of Transportation Headquarters and Garage
  • Roger Williams Park Seal House
  • Ward Baking Company Administration Building

Find more information about each building and the Providence Preservation Society website.

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  • If I ever hit the lottery (I suppose I’d have to play to do so) I’d buy 299 Broadway first, then 514 Broadway. I’d restore both to original splendor.

    It would be a shame to see those torn down, especially 299 Broadway. I’ve always loved that building.

  • I had thought that some work was being done on the Arnold building… I guess not?

    This was the first I had read of the Victory Square Development project (in reference to the Ward Baking Company building). That kind of private life science development capitalizing on nearby hospitals and schools has been in New Haven for quite some time.

  • Jef, do you have any details on the proposed development of Victory Square? Where is everyone in the process at current? So curious!

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