From the Providence Preservation Society:
Dear Preservation Backers:
We’re organizing a silent protest against the proposed demolition of Rhode Island Hospital’s Southwest Pavilion building. Please join us in wearing black clothing (to symbolize the void left if the Pavilion is lost) to the:
Tuesday, March 22
Doorley Municipal Building – 444 Westminster Street
About Southwest Pavilion
Constructed in 1900, the red-bricked, polychrome, slate-roofed Southwest Pavilion was constructed both to serve women and children and to house the Rhode Island Hospital’s first pathological laboratory. Its significance is both historical and architectural. It represents the institution’s early steps toward the specialization and physical separation of programmatic activities that characterize modern medical campuses, and is a physical representation of an important phase in the hospital’s historical development.
At the December 2015 City Plan Commission meeting, Rhode Island Hospital’s application to amend their Institutional Master Plan to include the demolition of the Pavilion was denied. RIH has appealed, and the appeal will be heard by the Zoning Board of Review this Tuesday. Please join PPS there for a silent protest.