The Providence Preservation Society is asking Rhode Island Hospital to reconsider its plan to demolish the historic southwest pavilion on the hospital’s South Providence campus.
The building, constructed in 1898, is part of the hospital’s original landscape. After feasibility studies in 2010 and earlier this year, the hospital decided that razing the structure was better than restoring the pavilion due to the high cost of restoration.
The Preservation Society is asking the hospital leadership to consider other options for the pavilion, including making roof repairs and extending the life of the building until another use if found.
Preservation officials are asking those opposed to the hospital plan to attend the City Plan Commission meeting on Tuesday (Nov. 17th) at 4:45 p.m. at 44 Westminster St., in Providence.