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SOLD OUT Denholms for the Holiday: Saturday, December 10, 2016

7:30 - 11:00 pm
Denholm Building
484 Main Street

Featuring retro Denholms decked out for the holidays both inside and outside
Hors D’oeuvres & Dessert
Cash Bar
Free valet parking is available in front of Denholms (Main Street).  Complimentary parking is available in the garage at Frank Carroll Square (Federal Square). Take a ticket to enter the garage. The gate will be open at exit.
Vintage Showcase with James Hogan, Guest Designer

With gilded escalators, festive window displays and a wide array of fashions, Denholms once was Worcester’s largest and most modern department store. Experience the building once again lit up for the holidays as we relive the golden days of shopping in downtown Worcester and look forward to experiencing more magic in a revitalized downtown.

Our event has sold out.  If you want to be put on a waiting list, please call our office at 508-754-8760 and leave a message with the Office Manager.  We will be checking messages tomorrow and call you if we have any cancellations.

We extend a special thanks to our event sponsors

The Place on Mod 3 Shop

Immedia Event Productions

The Poise-N-Ivy Shop

Coghlin Electrical Contractors
Commerce Bank
Interstate Specialty Products

Media Sponsor

Worcester Business Journal

The Varsity Shop

M. Pope & Company Fine Jewelers
James Hogan, Inc.

The Escal-Aires

Art Engineering
Ascension Financial Solutions
Bartholomew & Company
Chacherone Properties, LLC
Consigli Construction Co.
Cutler Management Corp.
Dellbrook Construction
Finegold Alexander Architects
Fletcher Tilton PC Attorneys at Law
Joe Lapriore Plumbing & Heating
Knight-Dik Insurance Agency
Law Offices of Andrew J. Schultz
Magay & Barron Eye Center
MCPHS University
Mountain, Dearborn & Whiting
National Grid
Nault Architects
Nitsch Engineering
Quaker Special Risk
Raymond James Restoration
RE/MAX Vision
Sachs Jewelers
Wings Over Worcester
Worcester Business Development Corporation

Denholms Sponsor

Resellers of America
Webster Five

McKay Sponsor

Butler-Dearden Paper Service
Egan Church Restorations
Sullivan, Garrity & Donnelly Insurance

Other Sponsors

Antanavica Construction Company
Bisceglia, Steiman & Fudeman, LLP
Noar's Oil Company

We celebrate the Stearns Tavern move!


At long last and thanks to the collaborative efforts of our partnership with the City of Worcester, Seven Hills Foundation, Nitsche Engineering, Lamoureux Pagano Architects, CD McGuire and many, many others, have come to fruition.  Stearns Tavern was successfully moved one-half a mile to its new home at Coes Knife Park on Mill Street.

Clock Tower Monument

This photograph was taken on December 10, 2015 at the dedication of the Clock Tower. 
We are excited as to see the completed renovation of the Monument.



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The mission of Preservation Worcester is to preserve for future generations the sites and structures which are significant to the culture, history, and architecture of the city and to encourage excellence in future design.

Preservation Worcester is a private, not-for-profit membership organizationdedicated to the preservation of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods which representthe culture, history, and architecture of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Preservation Worcester believes that protecting the best of Worcester’sarchitectural heritage and promoting good design encourages community pride andidentity.

To further its goals, Preservation Worcester works with neighborhood groups,developers, city departments, schools, and state and local historical commissions.


Restored Clock on Foster StreetThe Harrington Building  Walking Tour at Higgins House, WPI