As I have been putting this website together I've been going through the archives here at the Rhode Island Photographic Survey office looking for hidden treasure and rescanning old favorites. I've been paying attention recently to places that have been on Providence Preservation Society's Most Endangered list.
One of those sites is one that sadly has been torn down: the Providence Fruit and Produce warehouse that was on Harris Ave. I have scanned a number of images but this one caught my eye. Not because it's such a great image but because of a small detail that I've only just noticed now (or perhaps I had forgotten).
I call your attention to the upper right quadrant:
When this photo was taken in 1998 they had just begun to demolish the Providence Cold Storage building. This was the massive brick building behind the Silver Top diner. See the photo at the top of this post. The sign on the roof that spelled out the words Providence Cold Storage was dismantled letter by letter. Here only the "O" remains. "O". Zero, no time left on the clock for this piece of Providence.