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Worcester City Hall


Chester Smolski
Peabody and Stearns


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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.


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.


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Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


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