architecture

More Free Tours Of Superman Building

[Update: As of 11:43am all three dates have sold out.] Tickets become available starting 11am today, Tuesday. Do not delay. The last time the building owners offered tours, the 200 available slots were snapped up in under two hours. According to the Providence Journal, The tours, which will last about an hour and a half, […]

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Art & Architecture Book Sale — Rochambeau Saturday

The Friends of Rochambeau are holding a mini book sale featuring near-mint books on art and architecture. Also on sale, “1000s of newly donated CDs.” This is a great idea. People looking for art books will appreciate not having to wade through all the other stuff — a big art sale is coming up at

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It’s The Warner Bridge, Or Leave It Be

And the honor should not be shared. (State politics being what they are, that needed saying.) Two proposals for renaming the IWay Bridge have been introduced to the Senate Committee for Special Legislation. According to the Providence Journal, “It’s not something I am going to cause a stink about,” said Sen. Josh Miller, D-Cranston, on

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Brutal

Congratulations to Journal staff writer John Hill who managed to find someone willing to speak in defense of the Fogarty Building, now slated for demolition. (ProJo 1.9.16) . . . Ned Connors, an architect and historian of the Weybosset urban renewal project, says he will miss the Fogarty building. It’s not ugly, he said, it’s

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Architectural Tours Of Downtown Library Building

Take a guided architectural tour of the Providence Public Library building downtown. Join us for a guided architectural tour of our historic 1900 library building at 10:30 am every first and third Tuesday of each month. Please meet at our 225 Washington Street entrance. The tour will last approximately one hour. Free, 10:30am to 11:30am, Tuesday, August

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No Place Like Dome

Talk about thinking outside the box. Imagine waking up to this every morning. According to the ProJo, Entrepreneur, historical preservationist and government official Dr. Barrett W. Bready proposes to rehabilitate the iconic Old Stone Bank building on South Main Street — renowned for its green copper dome with gold-leaf embellishments — as his personal residence.

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Federal Street House — PPS Endangered Property

The Providence Preservation Society has this building at 57 Federal Street on its Most Endangered Properties List this year. Among the oldest buildings on Federal Hill, 57 Federal Street is a two story, 5-bay-facade, center hall-plan house with a single interior brick chimney and a central entrance with sidelights, located between Atwells Avenue and Broadway.

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Traffic Restrictions Around Brown — Still, Cake

[Additional Note: Good show by Pyrotecnico. Never did get to the cake. BC] (3.7) The area around Brown University should probably be avoided this afternoon by everyone not interested in free cake. The Providence Athenaeum has issued this alert, through clenched teeth — we’re really trying to be patient here — for those wishing to

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Ward Baking — 2014 PPS Endangered Property

New this year to the Providence Preservation Society’s Most Endangered Properties List is the unique Ward Baking Company Administration Building, vacant since 1993. Of the original complex, All that remains is a two-story section of the complex at the corner of Eddy and Marengo. The entrance is flanked by sidelights and set below several bands

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Dynamo House Back From The Brink

The 1912 Narragansett Electric Lighting House (a.k.a. South Street Power Station; a.k.a. Dynamo House) on Eddy Street has been on the PPSRI Most Endangered Properties list for two years running. The Providence Journal reports, The University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and Brown University are moving to bring together programs in the vacant South

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Architect Michael Graves At Brown

(2.28) Noted post-modernist architect Michael Graves will give a lecture — “Images of a Grand Tour” — Thursday at Brown University. Graves is the 2012 Driehaus laureate and Providence Journal architecture critic David Brussat was none to pleased with his selection. The prize is given annually (with $200,000) by the architecture school at the University

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Architectural Illustrator Speaks At Lippitt House

(2.21) The Providence Preservation Society hosts a lecture and book-signing by architectural illustrator Joe McKendry tonight at Lippitt House. This is free for students and PPS members. In 2012, McKendry published a beautiful new book on the history of New York’s most famous intersection, “One Times Square: A Century of Change at the Crossroads of

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