Most Endangered Structures

Help us save Worcester’s architectural treasures by sending us your nomination(s) to our 2020 Most Endangered Structure List.

We need your help to identify architectural treasures in Worcester that are in danger of being lost from our streetscape. If you know of structures that are in danger, please complete and send us a 2020 Most Endangered Structures Nomination Form, which you can access below. 

The deadline for nominations is January 11, 2020

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2019 Most Endangered Structures

Since 1995, Preservation Worcester has published an annual list of Most Endangered Structures. The List alerts the public to threats to some of our city’s most historic treasures and garners city-wide attention to the condition of the structures and their importance to the city landscape.

The criteria for the designation include:
• Pre-1970 structures located in Worcester that are significant for their historic, architectural and/or cultural contributions to the landscape of the city.
• Structures that are threatened by neglect, demolition, alteration, deterioration, and/or type of use.
• Any structure, including residential, commercial, industrial or institutional buildings, bridges, monuments, parks, burial grounds – even entire neighborhoods, city blocks or a particular type of building or building elements.

The Most Endangered Structures Committee solicits nominations from the community at large, reviews nominations and makes a recommendation to the Board of Directors of Preservation Worcester for approval. The committee will monitor the properties over the course of the ensuing year. Often, the List serves as a catalyst for restoration and preservation.


 

The Holbrook-Sawyer Building

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Lothrop’s Opera House (Olympia Theater)

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Frank Ruggles House

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Deacon David Richards House

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Lindberg & Dahlin Double Cottage

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Cheney-Ballard Building

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Bramble Hill

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Salisbury House

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S. D. Newton House

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Charles H. Bowker House

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2019 Commendation List

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