Helen Dodge Three Decker

570 Pleasant Street

This three-decker was built in 1912, in a Victorian Eclectic architectural style.  The Helen Dodge Three-Decker possesses integrity of location, design, setting, material, workmanship, feeling, and association. It can be described as a significant and distinctive example of a fashionable, middle-class, three-family dwelling that is built in facing the Newton Hill section of Elm Park on Worcester’s high status West Side. Unusually massive in character and complex in its construction, this building is a well-detailed local example of eclectic early 20th century three-decker design.  The main façade features an end-bay entry with a three tier porch with arched openings. The porch is flanked by a three-story stack of projecting square  bay windows.

The building was added to the National Register of Historical Places in February 1990.  After years of having been covered with vines, exterior building maintenance is currently long overdue, with the paint and wood siding failing.  The structure is under the city’s one-year demolition delay ordinance.