opinion

Did Brown miss a major opportunity when it sold the Old Stone Bank?


By PBN Staff
Posted 4/23/09

When Brown University bought the Old Stone Bank building in 1995 for $1.15 million, the school said that it planned to use the neoclassical building as the home for the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, which was housed in Bristol up until the end of last summer (READ MORE).

But with the sale of the building – located close to downtown Providence and near the RISD Museum – to NABsys Inc. President and CEO Barrett Bready, that plan seems to have been discarded.

The university has not revealed what its plans are for the more than 100,000 artifacts that the Haffenreffer collection houses, but without an apparent home, the question remains, did Brown miss the boat on creating a showcase home for the museum?

Calendar
PBN Hosted
Events

Applications are now being accepted for the 14th Annual Business Excellence Awards Program. Deadline to apply is October 1st. And save the date for the Awards Dinner - November 12th at the Providence Marriott.
Advertisement
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  •  
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  •  
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
  •  
    National
    Local
    Latest News
    Advertisement