757 Salisbury Street
Built in 1901, Bramble Hill is a magnificent Georgian Revival style house built. This grand mansion has monumental columns at the front door to greet you and give you a hint of its gracious interior. Originally sited on 135 acres, it is unique for its secluded setting within Worcester’s city limits. Much of the land has been developed into Salisbury Hill, with 17 acres remaining undeveloped around the house to preserve its private setting.
For many decades it was the home of Milton and Alice Higgins. They were a prominent family in the educational and cultural life of Worcester. Milton Higgins was Chairman of the Board and President of Norton Company and both Alice and Milton were associated with Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Clark University.
Bramble Hill was recently sold (8/30/2018) by Allerton Development Corporation, LLC to Premier Property Group, LLC. It has been vacant since 2007 and both the structure and the surrounding land are showing serious signs of neglect. There is evidence of interior water damage, and some interior floors have been removed and walls have been damaged. Although, it has been reported that the building has been winterized prior to 2013. In addition to the building, the grounds are also in need of cleanup. This is the fifth time that Bramble Hill has been on our Most Endangered Structures List; it was on the list in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015