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.