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BY Beth Comery
Thank you Jef Nickerson at Greater City: Providence for bringing to our attention an article in Tuesday’s New York Times hinting at renewed interest in the Narragansett Electric Lighting House, the vacant brick hulk on Eddy Street. The so-called “Dynamo House” made the Providence Preservation Society’s 2012 Ten Most Endangered Properties List after ambitious if misguided development plans failed.
According to James S. Bennett, director of economic development for Providence, “serious” possible tenants have looked at the building in recent months, though he declined to say who they were. Sources knowledgeable about the site said that Brown University might be interested since Dynamo House is in the city’s Jewelry District, where Brown has expanded in recent years.
But it’s complicated; mechanics’ liens and easement questions need to be resolved.
Note that local photographer, the laconic Ryan T. Conaty, is still the New York Times go-to guy.
This is one of the most challenging structures on the PPS list.