Built in 1898, this remarkable building served as the gateway to Providence for all train passengers for over 88 years.  After Amtrak and the Providence Worcester Railroad abandoned the station, on the night of April 27, 1987, a massive fire broke out causing catastrophic damage and gutting the historic property.  Thanks to the efforts of local firefighters, the shell was contained as well as the signature clock tower.  Today, this building is home to the Rhode Island Foundation, a $500 million entity whose mission is to build a better Rhode Island as a philanthropic resource...for people, communities, organizations, and programs