PPS Announces 2020 Most Endangered Properties

Citizens Bank Building (1921), one of the properties on this year’s list

The Providence Preservation Society announced the 2020 Most Endangered Properties List at our Annual Meeting on January 23. The list is comprised of architecturally and historically significant properties in Providence threatened by neglect, deterioration, or demolition.

For over 25 years, PPS has worked with concerned neighbors, owners, and activists to develop the annual MEP List. Its purpose is to generate interest in and support for the preservation of vulnerable structures; to educate the public about the benefits of historic preservation and the diverse architectural resources in Providence; and to foster creative collaboration among property owners, developers, and other interested parties to bring about positive changes to each property. Buildings and artifacts on this year’s MEP list represent a variety of aspects from the city’s history.

“Providence is known far and wide for incorporating its rich history and bold art into its bright future,” said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. “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.”

PPS 2020 Most Endangered Properties List:

Many buildings featured on past Most Endangered Properties lists have been saved or are in the process of being restored, including the Bomes Theatre (Broad Street) and the Beresford-Nicholson House (Blackstone Boulevard).

Click here for a full description of all of this year’s properties

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