Monohasset Mill, Adaptive Reuse/Neighborhood Revitalization Award, 530-532 Kinsley Avenue
The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the historic Monohasset Mill building has sparked a renewed interest in the city’s historic industrial buildings and their reuse. The Monohasset Mill project embodies many things. Prominently situated at the corner of Eagle and Kinsley streets, the project is a statement about adaptive reuse and historic preservation, a celebration of art and community, and a unique tribute to the mill culture of Providence’s past. The project’s four principals, Erik Bright, Clayton Rockefeller, David Stem, Lori Quinn, and Joel Talpin, have successfully created an arts community within the mill’s walls. The spaces pay homage to lost buildings as well, with touches like copper doorways from Brown’s demolished Marvel Gym, and wooden doors and flooring from Fort Thunder. The project would not have been possible without the hard work and support from the Providence Preservation Society Revolving Fund, the Rhode Island Historic Preservation & Heritage Commission, James Barnes Architects, Truthbox Architects, the city planning office, the Mayor’s office, Westcott Properties, the Providence Economic Development Corporation, Tim More, Mike Corso and Carrie Marsh, and BankRI.