2023 Most Endangered Properties Announced

Published in Announcements.

PPS’ annual Most Endangered Property list is our organization’s signature statement on the stewardship of Providence’s rich architectural legacy. This year’s list puts a focus on publicly-owned buildings, an effort to emphasize the urgency of decades of deferred maintenance, neglect, or underutilization that is reaching a critical point. In 2023, we have included the entirety of the Providence Public School District’s 4.2 million square feet of building space on the list. PPSD identifies only five percent of its property as high quality learning facilities, with an average age of 75 for a Providence school building and many more than 100 years old.  Other public properties on the list include the RIDOT headquarters and garage on Smith Hill, the Humboldt Avenue Fire Station, and the Urban League of Rhode Island site. The Superman Building also appears on the list for the ninth time. (Pictured: Asa Messer Elementary School)

2023 Most Endangered Properties List

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