This website is dedicated to the buildings and urban spaces of Providence, Rhode Island.
As one of the oldest cities in the US, Providence has retained an unusual urban coherence, which combines exemplary 18th and 19th Century residential neighborhoods with a large number of high quality industrial buildings and a central business district downtown. New groups of immigrants have continuously enriched its architectural and spatial culture.
There are countless ways of exploring and experiencing a city, and of reading and understanding its architecture. The following sampling of structures is an evolving catalog, intended to increase in diversity and scope over time. We hope that it will serve as a guide to exploring the well known and the obscure, bringing to light little known histories and reevaluating the familiar.