Park View is twelve elegant apartments, each with 2 bedrooms. Units range from 1,257 sq.ft. to 1,699 sq.ft. of living area. Light filled with beautifully restored millwork, plaster cornices and wood windows, they feature stylish kitchens and bathrooms, energy efficient systems with solar, and plans for EV charging stations.
The project preserves and enhances a unique and much loved structure in the Broadway Armory National Register District, creating big, generous apartments in an elevator building, a desirable and much needed form for the neighborhood. In its first incarnation, Park View was four elegant brownstone rowhouses built for the prosperous upper middle class of a rapidly growing Providence.
Overlooking the ten acre Dexter Training Grounds, the building was one of very few brownstones in Rhode Island. This remarkable property was converted in 1926 to the first home for Miriam Hospital, then renovated as the Park View retirement home and is now being given new life as twelve spacious apartments that beautifully blend rich historic character with a contemporary lifestyle. Walk through showings are by appointment on a weekly basis. We are taking application reservations for May occupancy.
Frances M. Andrews Houses
The historic Park View was built in 1878 as three elegant townhouses facing Dexter Training Grounds, named the Frances M. Andrews Houses. In c. 1890 a fourth townhouse was added to the south. Originally built for the increasingly prosperous urban middle class of the rapidly growing Providence, the building is one of few examples of this style of housing in Providence. The building was residential until 1919, when it was converted to a maternity hospital and rooming house.
In the first decades of the 20th century the Jewish residents of Providence began investigating the possibility of establishing a “Hebrew Hospital” and in 1902 a woman’s organization was formed which would become known as the “Miriam Society”, which was focused on enhancing care at Rhode Island Hospital, St. Joseph’s, and other Hospitals, including providing kosher meals, translation, and support for Jewish patients. After over two decades of fundraising, the Miriam Society purchased 31 Parade Street.
After extensive renovations, Miriam Hospital opened in 1925 as one of the best equipped small hospitals in the nation. Miriam Hospital’s practices included internal medicine, surgery, gynecology, obstetrics, eye, ear, nose, and throat, x-ray, pathology, and anesthesia. Miriam hospital became well regarded for the medical care provided to both Jewish and non-Jewish patients, including a large percentage of charity cases. The advent of World War II put an end to plans for expansion on Parade Street, and by the end of the war it was decided to move Miriam Hospital to an all-new hospital at its current location on the East Side of Providence.
Park View Nursing Home
After Miriam Hospital relocated to the East Side in 1952, 31 Parade Street was converted to Park View Nursing Home. The 66-bed nursing home continued in operation under a variety of names, providing generations of care in a neighborhood setting. However, over time it became clear that the facility was not up to the requirements of modern nursing home facilities, and Park View Associates decided to close the nursing home and relocate patients to Bannister House and other nearby facilities.
This New Chapter
In 2018, RCG Armory Park View LLC purchased 31 Parade Street with the goal of bringing this iconic neighborhood building back to life. Pre-development work included zoning approvals, environmental remediation, and structural repairs. Construction began in 2021 with an expected completion date in the fall of 2022. A sister-building is planned for the adjacent land, to be built sometime in the future. The project preserves and enhances a unique structure in the Armory Historic District and creates a new supply of elegant, spacious apartments in an elevator building, a desirable and much needed form for the neighborhood.
Providence's West Side
The Armory Historic District, on the West Side of Providence, has it all beautiful historic homes, great restaurants, bars and shops, a well-stocked co-op grocery store, walkable, tree-lined streets, an engaged neighborhood organization, good schools, a farmer’s market, places of worship, and, at the center of it all, the 10-acre Dexter Training Grounds & Park.
The location is very hard to beat. Adjacent to Dexter Park & Training Grounds, residents also benefit from close proximity to downtown Providence, the Providence train station, major highways (I-95, I-195, Route 6, Route 10, Route 146), hospitals, Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport, colleges & universities, Federal Hill, and more.
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AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL UNIT FLOOR PLANS
Providence, RI – The Armory Management Company has entered into an agreement with Williams & Stuart Real Estate agent Pat Paolino Cruz to market and lease properties owned and managed by the firm. Cruz will be responsible for up to 285 apartments and 26 condominium units in Providence with a focus on the West Side. The Armory Revival Company has been a driving force in the revitalization of Providence’s West Side with over 30 years experience in planning, rehabbing, and marketing historic buildings in southeastern New England. An award-winning development firm founded by Mark Van Noppen in 1986 that specializes in redevelopment and management of distinct historic properties in Providence, Rhode Island.
“This is what I do” says Pat Cruz. “Whether listing a home for sale, working with a buyer, or leasing a property, it comes down to getting the word out and connecting one person or group to another. I have an incredible team behind me at Williams and Stuart and working with Armory Management as a leasing agent feels like a perfect way to add to my services. If someone is looking to downsize, I can help. If someone is looking to upsize, I can help. If someone is relocating to the Providence area, with access to 300+ units, I can help them as well. It all works together. Ultimately, I can assist more people with their real estate needs. It’s a win-win all the way around.”