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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 Includes: 

•    Pre-1972 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.
For more information about the homes on our current list,
please click the image below
and download our current Most Endangered Structures digital booklet.
2022 Most Endangered Structures Poster For Web Package (

Help us identify other at-risk properties.
​​Please consider nominating other endangered properties by completing the nomination form below. 

The form may be emailed to

or mailed to

Preservation Worcester
61 Harvard Street  Worcester, MA 01609 

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