Most Endangered Properties List

Since 1995, PPS has issued an annual list of endangered properties throughout Providence to call attention to threatened buildings and places and to encourage new thinking about how to save them for future generations. With each MEP list, we attempt to describe the site’s significance, current threat, and potential preservation outcomes, and we look for opportunities to work with property owners or concerned groups to advocate for MEPs.

Threats to historic properties include inappropriate development, demolition by neglect, outright demolition or collapse, obsolescence, and climate change.

We depend on the public to inform PPS about places that are both meaningful and endangered. The nomination process is now open for our 2023 MEP List. Let us know what you would nominate in Providence. In addition to vulnerable buildings, you can submit places or sites already lost and in danger of being forgotten, architectural or industrial relics, and communities that have been displaced.

NOMINATION FORM

Our Most Endangered Properties are now tourable online! Visit our Guide to Providence Architecture to explore MEPs past and present. Please use the sidebar to the left to navigate to our most recent MEP Lists.

If you have any questions about the MEP program, please email advocacy@ppsri.org.

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