Providence Preservation Society Releases List Of Endangered Historic Properties In The Capital

Jan 23, 2014

The Providence Preservation Society is out with its annual list of the most endangered properties.

The Atlantic Mills building is number two on the list of the Providence Preservation Society's most endangered properties in the city.
Credit Jesse Burke / Providence Preservation Society

These are buildings of historic or architectural interest that are threatened by neglect or development.

This year’s list includes the Superman Building in downtown Providence, which has been sitting vacant since its tenants moved out last year.

The Statehouse lawn is also included; it was partly mowed over to create more parking spaces.

Also on the list is a building at 57 Federal Street, which the society says is one of the oldest buildings in Federal Hill.

Grace Episcopal church cemetery and cottage, also made the list.  We've been following the clean up efforts of that historic property for several years.  To find out more, click here.

The full list (in no specific order):

1. 57 Federal Street
2. Atlantic Mills
3. Bomes Theater
4. Doyle Avenue Historic District
5. Grace Church Cemetery and Cottage
6. Historic Houses of Worship (including Broad Street Synagogue, Cathedral of St. John, St. Teresa of Avila Church, United Presbyterian Church, Westminster Congregational Church.)
7. Industrial Trust building
8. Former Rhode Island Department of Transportation Headquarters and Garage
9. State House Lawn
10. Ward Baking Company Administration Building

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