October marks 90 years since the iconic Industrial Trust Building first opened to the public in 1928. Although it has been unoccupied in recent years, the “Superman Building” remains one of the most recognizable structures in Rhode Island. In celebration of the occasion, this month we are highlighting the building’s history and contribution to Providence’s skyline and architectural heritage.
We encourage you to explore the resources below to brush up on your knowledge of this endangered Providence treasure!
“Happy 90th Birthday Industrial Trust Building!” by PPS intern Jane Kim
Original article from 1928 Providence Magazine
Photos of Industrial Trust from the Providence Public Library
Industrial Trust National Register nomination (see “55 Kennedy Plaza” on page 19)