Category Archives: Rhode Island

Former First Bank & Trust Company Building, Providence, RI

  This bank is located at 180 Washington Street in downtown Providence. It was constructed in 1970 and evokes a fuller 1970s, even 80s, aesthetic with its dark brick, tinted windows and squat, bunkerlike structure instead of many 1960s banks, … Continue reading

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Morgan Hall, Wheeler School, Providence, RI

Built in 1964, this modern school structure sits at the intersection of Hope and Angell Streets, which are lined with more traditional Victorian-era mansions including kitty-corner across Angell Street, the Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum.  It does respect the neighboring … Continue reading

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Packet Building, Providence, RI

Along the waterfront in Providence at 155 South Main Street is this multi-use commercial building and garage from 1970. The center section on the front of the structure is covered in a metal screen. The wings also have decorative vertical … Continue reading

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Steinert and Kilcup Halls, Providence, RI

Steinert Hall, Brown University, 1966                       Also, right down the street is this simple little building, the former Kilcup Hall of Bryant University, a local business school. Although the university … Continue reading

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More Modern at Brown and RISD, Providence, RI

All information in this post was culled from the excellent PPS/AIAri Guide to Providence Architecture by Wm. McKenzie Woodward. John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Brown University, 10 Prospect Street, 1962-64. Architects: Warner, Burns, Toan & Lund. List Art Center, 64 … Continue reading

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John E. Forgarty Memorial Building, Providence, RI

This Brutalist building currently sits abandoned in downtown Providence at Fountain and Mathewson Streets. The building was designed in 1968 as Rhode Island State’s welfare office by Castellucci, Galli and Planka, who still exist and continue to do design work … Continue reading

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Providence’s Cathedral Square, RI

One of the most interesting, if unsuccessful urban renewal spaces in Providence is I.M. Pei and Zion & Breen’s 1969 Cathedral Square. The plaza is laid out in front of the grand if moldering Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul … Continue reading

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