Providence, RI -The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) announced the 2020 Most Endangered Properties (MEP) List recently at the organization’s annual meeting. The list is comprised of architecturally and historically significant properties in Providence threatened by neglect, deterioration, or demolition.
The list includes:
- The Industrial Trust Building (aka Superman Building), 111 Westminster St., Downtown (1928)
- Axelrod Music Neon Sign, 251 Weybosset St., Downtown (c. 1950s)
- Citizens Bank and Adjacent Parcels, 870 Westminster St., West End (1921)
- Broad Street Synagogue (aka Temple Beth El), 688 Broad St., Elmwood (1910)
- Crook Point Bascule Bridge, spanning Seekonk River (c. 1908)
- RI State Board of Public Roads, 30 Arline St., Smith Hill (1931)
- Commercial Building, 1107 Westminster St., West End (c. 1890s)
- I-195 Redevelopment District Parcels 42 and P4, between Dyer Street and Providence River, Downtown
- Water Supply Board Building, 552 Academy Ave., Mount Pleasant (c. 1908)
- Providence Public School Buildings, as represented by Hope High School Auditorium, 324 Hope St., East Side (1938)
“Each year, the PPS Most Endangered program shares the story of our city through its most treasured gems while encouraging creative approaches to bringing them back to life. As we continue to build our reputation as a world-class city, these historical sites are not only reflective of where we have been but of all the places we have yet to go,” said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza.
Many buildings featured on past Most Endangered Properties lists have been saved or are in the process of being restored.