Plans have been announced for the conversion of 95 Chestnut St. from offices to rental residences. Originally created in 1903 for jewelry manufacturing firms, the National Registry building has housed offices in recent years at the northwest corner of Clifford and Chestnut Streets. For many long-time devotees of such things, 95 Chestnut is a celebrated address: its ground floor space once housed the fondly remembered Leo's.
The Providence Journal reports on the latest manifestation for this 112 year old building in detail, here.
The building's interior retains much of its original detail in the lobby and the corridors on upper floors.
Notably, and to the delight of fans of antiques and children, the building also has the oldest operating manual elevator in the city. The operator opens and closes an ornate brass gate and turns a lever to get things moving... but why try to describe it? See the elevator and listen to Danny talk about his baby, in a Projo video, HERE.