Thursday, December 24, 2009


A surprising military presence on Benefit Street, this 1840 gothicky fortress was home to the Providence Marine Corps of Artillery. The building looks great for pouring boiling oil and squeezing of shots through the gun slits, but not so great for firing off canons.


  1. Oh funny. I thought it was a church when I first looked at it! Maybe similar intent. Loving your blog and drawings.

  2. Bizarrely, this was also the site of Mrs. Brown's dancing classes for East Side children at least into the sixties and maybe the seventies.