PPS Releases Most Endangered Properties List

Industrial Trust Building (aka Superman Building)

Providence, RI – The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) announced the 2021 Most Endangered Properties List at the organization’s annual meeting on Jan. 27. The list is comprised of architecturally, historically, and culturally significant properties in Providence threatened by neglect, deterioration, or demolition.

For over 25 years, PPS has worked with concerned neighbors, owners, and community activists to develop the annual MEP list. Its purpose is to generate interest in and support for the preservation of vulnerable structures and places; to educate the public about the benefits of historic preservation and the diverse architectural resources available in Providence; and to foster creative collaboration among property owners, developers, and other interested parties to bring about positive change at each property.

PPS 2021 Most Endangered Properties List:

  • Industrial Trust Building (aka Superman Building), 111 Westminster Street, Downtown (1928)
  • House, 234 Lenox Avenue, South Elmwood (c. 1880)
  • Grace Church Cemetery, 10 Elmwood Avenue, South Providence (1834, 1843, c. 1860)
  • Broad Street Synagogue (aka Temple Beth El), 688 Broad Street, Elmwood (1910)
  • Ward Baking Co. Administration Building (aka Victory Plating), 145 Globe Street, Jewelry District (1901-08)
  • Arthur B. and Laura Weeks House at 29 Elbow Street, Samuel Lewis House at 137 Chestnut Street, Pilgrim Manufacturing Co. Building at 155 Chestnut Street, Jewelry District (1886, c. 1825, 1941, respectively)
  • Standard Wholesale Liquors Co., 115 Harris Avenue, Smith Hill (1937)
  • Prince Hall Masonic Temple, 883 Eddy Street, Lower South Providence (1893)
  • Crook Point Bascule Bridge, spanning Seekonk River, Fox Point (c. 1908)
  • Providence, R.I., neighborhood: citywide