Slide Title

Worcester City Hall

Photographer/Creator

Chester Smolski
Peabody and Stearns

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Date

8-1-1979

Description

City hall, and it’s accompanying common, was completed in 1898. It is an Italianate structure designed by Robert Peabody and John Stearns. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Peabody and Stearns are known for their incorporation of the tower as a key architectural form. The Worcester City Hall tower resembles that of the original Providence train station (now destroyed), also designed by Peabody and Stearns.

Notes

Bibliography: Holden, Wheaton A. “The Peabody Touch: Peabody and Stearns of Boston, 1870-1917.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, vol. 32, no. 2, 1973, pp. 114–131.

Creator 2 Role

Architectural firm

Building Type

Courthouse

Building Style

Renaissance Revival

Subject Headings

Renaissance revival (Architecture) -- Massachusetts -- Worcester; City planning -- Massachusetts -- Worcester; City Hall (Worcester, Mass); Urban development

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Massachusetts

City Name

Worcester

Street Address

455 Main St.

Keywords

city planning, architecture, renaissance revival, downtown, city hall, italianate, peabody and stearns

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