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-1969 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.

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Help us identify other at risk properties.

​​Please consider nominating other endangered properties by completing a nomination form below. 

If you would like to print and mail your form, please use the link below.

If you would like to complete your form digitally and attach it to an email, please use the link below.


Preservation Worcester is a historic preservation
non-profit, founded in 1969; that works towards maintaining significant sights and structures in the city of Worcester. 

“Funding from Mass Humanities has been provided through the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.”


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