Bais Hatveloh Mikvah (Jewish Bath House)

4 Huntley Street

The house at 4 Huntley Street was built in 1890 and was occupied as a residence by several successive owners.  It was purchased in 1973 by the Congregation Mikva Association of Worcester which has since used the property as a ritual bath house.  With its shingled upper and clapboard lower siding, mortared granite foundation and interesting architectural massing and detail, this house is a good example of late 19th century housing in the area surrounding Newton Square.  It has undergone some reconstruction, including removal of several first floor windows, application of gutters and downspouts, and a wooden rear 2nd floor stairway.  It has suffered from neglect and is in dire need of repair.  An asphalt shingled roof has deteriorated, the siding is bare in several areas, and at least one section of the buildings sill is severely rotted.  Without attention, this building is in imminent danger as a result of water damage and structural decay.  The building was first listed on our Most Endangered Structures List in 2011.