Most Endangered Structures

Help us save Worcester’s architectural treasures by sending us your nomination(s) to our 2018 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 2018 Most Endangered Structures Nomination Form, which you can access below. 

The deadline for nominations is January 12, 2018

2018 Most Endangered Structures Nomination Form – Complete and Email

2018 Most Endangered Structures Nomination Form – Print, Complete and Mail

2017 Most Endangered Structures

For more than twenty years, 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-1968 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.


 

Notre Dame des Canadiens Roman Catholic Church

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church

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Lothrop’s Opera House (Olympia Theater)

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Holbrook-Sawyer Building

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Charles H. Bowker House

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Hope Cemetery Barn

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14 Northampton Street (formerly 7 Westminster Street)

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Helen Dodge Three Decker

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Carriage Houses

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Three Decker Porches

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