You can now live in America’s oldest shopping mall

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If you love old buildings and the convenience of having almost all of your shopping and dining needs met all under one roof, you’re in luck. America’s oldest indoor mall in Providence, Rhode Island, now has apartment lofts available for rent and purchase. 

Image Credit: The Arcade Providence.

A mix of old and new

You can now live in America's oldest shopping mall

The Arcade Providence was built in 1828. After extensive renovations, it is now home to 48 micro-loft apartments on the mall’s upper two floors. The first floor is dedicated to businesses including retailers, restaurants, salons and even a coffee shop/whiskey bar.

Image Credit: The Arcade Providence.

Astounding preservation

You can now live in America's oldest shopping mall

The structure’s distinguished Greek Revival columns, granite walls and classic facades have barely been touched in more than 185 years.

Image Credit: The Arcade Providence.

It’s a historic landmark

You can now live in America's oldest shopping mall

The Arcade was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971 and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976. 

Image Credit: The Arcade Providence.

It offers affordable living…

You can now live in America's oldest shopping mall

According to the Arcade website, the micro-lofts range in size from 225 square feet to 800 square feet. While most are studios and one-bedroom units, there is one two-bedroom loft and one three-bedroom loft.

Image Credit: The Arcade Providence.

… but you may have to wait

You can now live in America's oldest shopping mall

Prices to purchase start at $137,000. Rentals also are an option, but there is a waiting list.

You can learn more, and even add your name to the waiting list at The Arcade Providence website.

This article was produced and syndicated by MediaFeed.org.

Image Credit: The Arcade Providence.

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Constance Brinkley-Badgett

Constance Brinkley-Badgett is MediaFeed’s executive editor. She has more than 20 years of experience in digital, broadcast and print journalism, as well as several years of agency experience in content marketing. She has served as a digital producer at NBC Nightly News, Senior Producer at CNBC, Managing Editor at ICF Next, and as a tax reporter at Bloomberg BNA.

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