The structure stands prominently at the entry to downtown Providence at the intersection of Eddy Street and Allens Avenue. It is the last remnant of a much larger (and less characteristic) complex of buildings, that last was in use as Victory Plating. The rest of the property was cleared in recent years in preparation for re-development. The JDA campaigned to save the Ward Baking building.
Ward Baking was included on the Providence Preservation Society's 2014 list of Most Endangered Properties. Constructed between 1908 and 1956, the structure is a post-World War II Deco/Moderne industrial building, a style that is rare in Providence.