Love history? Love architecture? Enjoy sharing your knowledge with others?Preservation Worcester’s 2018-2019 Docent Training Course is coming up in September.
Preservation Worcester, in partnership with the City of Worcester, is proud to introduce the Worcester Preservation Awards. We invite you to send us your nomination(s). Self nominations are encouraged. The nomination categories are:
Residential Rehabilitation – Recognizes excellence in the sensitive preservation or rehabilitation of a privately owned, single-family residence that is owner occupied.
Commercial Rehabilitation – Recognizes excellence in the preservation or rehabilitation of a commercial building while retaining its historic integrity and character. This category includes adaptive reuse.
Stewardship – Recognizes an individual or organization that has demonstrated consistent and considerate maintenance of a property, and has shown commitment to its preservation.
Compatible Construction – Recognizes new construction that is visually compatible in mass, scale, and style with historic buildings in the immediate vicinity, and contributes to the preservation of a neighborhood.
Merit Award – Recognizes preservation work involving other types of structures, such as bridges, monuments, fences, etc., as well as scholarly and educational contributions to the field of historic preservation.
Please keep in mind that the nomination MUST meet the following criteria:
Projects must have been completed within the last three years for Residential Rehabilitation, Commercial Rehabilitation, Compatible Construction, and Merit Award.
Properties must be located within the City of Worcester.Additional materials may be requested in support of your nomination. All projects will be evaluated based on the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Nominations will be evaluated by a jury comprised of representatives from the Board of Directors of Preservation Worcester, the Worcester Historical Commission, and AIA Central Massachusetts. Click here to download a nomination form.
Preservation Worcester's Around the Common Walking Tour is a self-guided tour of the buildings and monuments on and around Worcester Common. This tour tells the story of the city's history from its establishment as a town in 1722 to the present. Learn about the story of Worcester and its people, its past and present, and how over time government, religion, commerce and community have shaped the heart of the city.
Pick up our Around the Common Walking Tour brochure at Preservation Worcester's headquarters at 10 Cedar Street during business hours. Or you can download a copy from below and print it from your computer.
To take a self-guided walking tour on-site, you have two options:
For smartphone access to the audio portion of the tour: Begin by downloading from the internet a free QR Code Reader App that is compatible with your phone. To activate the audio tour, use your phone to scan the tags displayed on tour markers along the route of the tour, on the downloadable Tour Map, or on the Around the Common: A Downtown Walking Tour brochure.
Click here to access a jpg file of the inside of the Around the Common Tour Brochure. (The file size is 2.9 MB.) Click here to access a jpg file of the outside of the Around the Common Tour Brochure. (The file is 6.2 MB.)