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MEP First Timer — The Purifier House

New to the Providence Preservation Society’s Most Endangered Properties List this year is the Providence Gas Purifier House. Most recently, the first floor of this imposing brick pile on Allens Avenue housed Sin Desserts (since relocated to Westminster Street). Built in 1899, the Purifier House originally served the process of coal burning gas production for …

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PPS Issues 2022 ‘Most Endangered Properties List’

The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) has issued its 2022 Most Endangered Properties List with some first-time entries like the Tockwotton Fox Point Cape Verdean Community and the Urban League of Rhode Island building, as well as some perennials like the Superman Building, the Broad Street Synagogue, and the Cathedral of St. John. In the spotlight …

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PPS Rummage Sale At Arsenal

(9.10) Sounds like the Providence Preservation Society has been cleaning out the attic. The result is this one-of-a-kind art sale: We will be selling a variety of art from our archives (like vintage Festival of Historic Houses posters and photographs from our 20th anniversary MEP retrospective) plus other items like books, craft supplies and more! …

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Demolition Proposed For Wayland Square Landmark

The City Plan Commission will be holding a public information meeting in August for a major land development project in Wayland Square on the site of the former funeral home at 230 Waterman Street. The proposal includes demolition of the existing 1892 building (unprotected because it is not part of a local historic district) and …

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Nominations Wanted For PPS Endangered List

Every year the Providence Preservation Society (PPS) solicits nominations for its Most Endangered Properties List from the general public. They may have missed a gem in your neighborhood. Each year, the Providence Preservation Society seeks nominations from the public for our Most Endangered Properties list. Our annual list draws attention to buildings and places great …

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PPS Issues 2019 Most Endangered Properties List

New this year — the Babcock House at 145 Lexington Avenue. The annual Providence Preservation Society (PPS) has issued its latest Most Endangered Properties List and while it includes some stubborn old repeats, it is heartening to note that a few past perennials are now success stories*. Seen here is the William R. Babcock II …

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Vote On Brown University Demolitions Delayed

Suppose you had to tear down one of these buildings, which would it be? Don’t worry, the Sci-Li Building is not actually on the chopping block . . . that we know of. But Cushing House is. We wrote about the proposed demolitions last February when the threat to Brown’s Urban Environmental Lab first sparked …

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PPS 2017 Most Endangered Properties List

How is this possible? New to the Providence Preservation Society’s Most Endangered Properties List is the Welcome Arnold House on Planet Street off Benefit. The PPS site has several views of the house. Given its location, it’s incredible that this wasn’t scooped up and restored years ago. The Welcome Arnold House was built in 1785 …

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Esek Hopkins Back On The PPS MEP List

Ideas anybody? Having made its debut 20 years ago, and clearly not painted since, the Esek Hopkins House at 97 Admiral Street is once again on the Providence Preservation Society’s Most Endangered Property List. Location, location, location: The 7-acre homestead is situated in a no-man’s land across Route 146 sort of behind the main post …

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Broad Street Temple Needs Help

A second installment from the Providence Preservation Society’s 2010 Most Endangered Properties series — the old Temple Beth El at 688 Broad Street (1910-1911). Like the previously discussed Atlantic Mills Towers it suffers from being a hulking pile in a difficult location (in a more than difficult economy). What can be done with this thing? …

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Providence Preservation Society’s 5th Winter Bash

Providence Preservation Society’s 5th Winter Bash Saturday February 9, 2008 8 pm to midnight American Locomotive Works (ALCO) 555 Valley Street Come join the Providence Preservation Society for its 5th Annual Winter Bash! Highlighting preservation and rehabilitation of the city’s historic resources. Featuring live music by the Cusacks, creative hors d’oeuvres, and full cash bar. …

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