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Historic (long gone...) (19 entries)

American Screw Company
American Screw Company
Built 1849-1873, fire destroyed in 1971. Photos from Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record, 1970. Originally located between North Main Street and Charles Street, Providence. Moshassuck Square National Register District (1970).
Before/After: PVD 1976
Before/After: PVD 1976
AIR tries to reproduce photos taken in Providence circa 1976 found on the website of photographer Jay Boersma.
Blue Ribbon Beef
Blue Ribbon Beef
Built starting ??, demolished 1980s. Photos from Historic American Buildings Survey / Historic American Engineering Record, 1971. Originally located on North Main Street and Canal Street, across from Roger Williams park, Providence.
Cove Basin/Waterplace Park
Cove Basin/Waterplace Park
Old maps and satellite images of the Cove Basin – later known as Waterplace Park – from 1832 to 2007.
Crescent Amusement Park
Crescent Amusement Park
A beloved amusement park that tried to stand the test of time and Six Flags type parks, 1886 – 1979. The Looff Carousel on the National Register of Historic Sites and Places in 1976.
Downtown Bonanza Bus Terminal
Downtown Bonanza Bus Terminal
Built 1963 and torn down for the construction of the RI Convention Center and Westin Hotel, late 1990s. Philemon E. Sturges, architect.
Downtown Chinese Restaurants
Downtown Chinese Restaurants
Several family owned chinese restaurants want to hear from you about your memories and experiences at their fine establishments.
Gorham Silver
Gorham Silver
Built 1890, demolition began on January 3, 1998. Photos by Erik Gould, 1997-98. National Historic Register designation. Replaced with a sort-lived Stop and Shop.
Merchants Cold Storage
Merchants Cold Storage
Built 1894-1911, photos 1994. Architects Stone Carpenter and Wilson, mechanical engineer George Leach. Part of the Providence Provisions Warehouse Historic District (National Register).
Possner Castle, Cranston
Possner Castle, Cranston
A stately house with mock crenallations built for Herman G. Possner in 1906; ownership changed hands a few times until its demolition in 1990. Architect Thomas J. Gould
Postcards from the Past I
Postcards from the Past I
Postcards of places in Rhode Island from various dates
Postcards from the Past II
Postcards from the Past II
Postcards of places in Rhode Island from various dates
Providence Central Fire Station
Providence Central Fire Station
Built somewhere between 1890 and 1900, demolished between 1925 and 1936. Architects Frank W. Martin & George F. Hall (Martin & Hall).
Providence Cycledrome
Providence Cycledrome
A banked bicycle racing track built in 1923 that also housed a football field for the Providence Steam Roller. Its former location was along North Main Street where the Shaws Plaza is now.
Providence circa 1975
Providence circa 1975
A circa 1975 image hanging in one of the conference rooms of an accounting firm in the Turks Head building.
RI Auditorium
RI Auditorium
Built 1926, photos from the RI Reds web site, the artist Rittman, and Tucker Terzian.
RI State Archives
RI State Archives
Images courtesy of the State of Rhode Island Archives and Public Records Administration.
RIPTA Historical Photos
RIPTA Historical Photos
Photos from RIPTA’s archives of Kennedy Plaza.
Vanity Fair Amusement Park
Vanity Fair Amusement Park
Built 1905, demolished 1912. Postcards from various dates. Originally located along the water in E. Providence.