The other day I received an email from Edward Mack, an editor at The History Press, an imprint of Arcadia Publishing. You all know their books. The regional literature shelves of your local bookstore are struggling even now under the weight of one of History Press’s most popular series, Images of America. Old photos of a beloved location is a theme that sells many books. What Ed Mack has asked me to write is something different.
He revealed that he had visited my blog and read “Providence’s 10 best lost buildings,” from last year, which he said he thought could be fleshed out into a good book. He noted that they had a Lost Hartford but no Lost Providence. It sounded very intriguing to me. Anticipating Arcadia’s modern-day marketing strategies, I thought I’d post here a request for readers to suggest possible “best lost buildings” not mentioned in my original post, linked to above. Perhaps I could include several from readers, and mention them by name. Hey, Modern Internet Marketing 101! That sound okay, Ed?
So anyway, dear reader, click on the link to see what lost buildings I mentioned in my post and suggest one or more that I did not get to first. There are only 10 on the list. Scores if not hundreds of cherished structures have been lost but remain embedded in the memory of Rhode Islanders. So there must be wealth of opportunity for new best lost buildings of Providence out there. Any takers?