Dartmouth Street School

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Dartmouth Street School
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Dartmouth Street School
Dartmouth Street School is located in Massachusetts
Dartmouth Street School
Dartmouth Street School is located in the US
Dartmouth Street School
Location 13 Dartmouth St., Worcester, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°15′28″N 71°46′52″W / 42.2578°N 71.7811°W / 42.2578; -71.7811Coordinates: 42°15′28″N 71°46′52″W / 42.2578°N 71.7811°W / 42.2578; -71.7811
Built 1894
Architect Clemence,George
MPS Worcester MRA
NRHP Reference # 80000546[1]
Added to NRHP March 5, 1980

The Dartmouth Street School is a historic school building at 13 Dartmouth Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. Built in 1894 to a design by noted local architect George Clemence, it is a well-preserved architectural mix of Romanesque and other Late Victorian styles. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1] In 2008 a proposal was floated to convert the building into housing; as of 2012, it stood vacant.

Description and history[edit]

The Dartmouth Street School is located in a residential area of southeastern Worcester, on a parcel bounded on the south by Dartmouth Street, the west by Almont Street, and the east by Ingleside Avenue. It is a two story brick structure, with an eclectic mix of stylistic elements. Its corner tower is Queen Anne in conception, but it houses a round-arch entrance opening, and grouped round-arch windows in the Romanesque style, before rising to its pyramidal roof. Its older portion has a hip roof, which is pierced by eyebrow dormers, while the newer portion has a flat roof.[2]

The building was designed by local architect George Clemence, and built in two parts. The older, main portion, was built in 1894, and was expanded to its rear in 1908 with a two story addition that uses similar motifs to the main block. The neighborhood in which it was built experienced development of a large number of triple decker housing units, necessitating the expansion.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Dartmouth Street School". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-04-12.