Greater City Providence

“Forgotten Providence”


Photo by Stump Blankenship from Forgotten Providence

This strange, sad, oddly compelling photo comes from Forgotten Providence a new-ish (?) blog documenting foreclosed properties in the city.

I really don’t have anything else to say, the photos rather speak for themselves, don’t they?

Via: Providence Daily Dose

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  • Good afternoon my name is Keith, and I was 1 of the displaced vitims of that fire that appeared in last weeks foto at 232 Broad St(owned by Debo Properties).We were then relocated to 79 Oak St also owned by Adbeo, and now that prop: has been condemed due to No water, No Gas, rodent Infesstation, ETC: My prob: that I cant retrive my Sec: dep: Last mo: rent to the tune of $1790 becaue Mr. Adebo has left the country,and Atty Ferrucci nolonger has any dealings with said properties I wold like to Know what bank or who owes the note to Oak that i may move out! I am a combat Viet-Nam disabled vet who has a limited amount of funds. can you help me in finding out what bank or person who holds the note. My# [removed by editor] Thank you Sincecerly KL Bland

  • Keith:
    The Forgotten Providence website is over here. They are collecting information on vacant properties such as the info you are looking for, but I didn’t see 79 Oak on their site yet. They have a lot of useful information on their solutions. You probably should try contacting the city’s planning department or see if you can find any information on your property at ProvPlan.

  • Rhode Island Housing might also be able to help chase down some information on that property.

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