Hope Cemetery Barn

119 Webster Street

Built in 1889, the barn at Hope Cemetery is sheathed in clapboard siding and staggered wooden shingles.  Enhancing the Stick and Shingle style of this structure are green trim, window dormers, and a cupola topped with a weathervane.  Located at the northwestern corner of Hope Cemetery, this building is still used by the cemetery’s groundskeepers for equipment and materials storage.

In 2006, Preservation Worcester received a grant from the Massachusetts Historical Commission to produce an Existing Conditions and Treatment Report on the building.  This information was passed on to the City in hopes that a preservation effort would be made.  The City has not utilized this report and the barn continues to deteriorate.  Hope Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The barn was included on Preservation Worcester’s Most Endangered Structures List in 2006, 2016 and 2017.