5 storey apartment and proposed shopping complex on the east side, Monahan’s funeral home to be demolished

Sunday 04 July 2021

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In May, GoLocal first reported that the Monahan Drabble Sherman Funeral Home on the East Side of Providence, which has handled the funeral arrangements for many of Rhode Island’s wealthiest and most influential people over the decades. , was sold to a developer.

The history of the funeral home dates back over 140 years. The Victorian house at the corner of Waterman Street and Wayland Avenue will be demolished as part of the development plan.

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Monahan is going to be demolished for a new development PHOTO: GoLocal

Now, developer Steve Lewinstein has submitted plans to the City of Providence to demolish the funeral home and build a significant five-story residential and commercial structure. GET THE LATEST NEWS HERE – SIGN UP FOR FREE GOLOCAL EBLAST DAILY

The proposed development will use the space occupied by Monahan as well as the adjacent parking area.

Efforts to reach Steve Lewinstein, the developer proposing the project and who owns numerous commercial buildings in the Wayland Square area, were unsuccessful.

The project is planned for 62,000 square meters and includes 38 residential units and two large retail spaces.


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Proposed structure compared to the old United Way building – now Mare IMAGE: ZDS

The units on offer are seven one-bedroom units, eight one-bedroom plus boudoir units, and 23 two-bedroom units.

The height of the building is about ten feet taller than the building across from Waterman which houses the Mare rooftop restaurant and bar.

This is just the latest effort in the Wayland Square area. GoLocal architecture critic Will Morgan has written about some of the additions to the area. Read here.

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Front view of the proposed project IMAGE: ZDS

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