Providence Fruit and Produce Warehouse Company Building

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Providence Fruit and Produce Warehouse Company Building
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Providence Fruit and Produce Warehouse Company Building is located in Rhode Island
Providence Fruit and Produce Warehouse Company Building
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°49′37″N 71°25′18″W / 41.82694°N 71.42167°W / 41.82694; -71.42167Coordinates: 41°49′37″N 71°25′18″W / 41.82694°N 71.42167°W / 41.82694; -71.42167
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1929
Architect Jenks & Ballou
Architectural style Moderne
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 05000583[1]
Added to NRHP June 10, 2005

The Providence Fruit and Produce Warehouse Company Building was a historic building located at 6-64 Harris Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island. The building, a large two-story warehouse facility, was built in 1929 by Jenks & Ballou, architects and engineers, with modest Moderne styling. The building served from 1929 to 1998 as the major distribution center for fresh fruits and vegetables in the state of Rhode Island, and was one of the centerpieces of the provisioning warehouse district of Providence north of the city center. Several of its bays were demolished in the 1980s to make way for a highway ramp, and the building was taken over by the state in 1998 and closed.[2] The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]

The building was demolised in 2008 by Carpionato Properties to great controversy from local government and citizens.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Providence Fruit and Produce Warehouse Company Building" (PDF). Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-26.