Mission Chapel

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Mission Chapel
Mission Chapel Worcester MA.JPG
Mission Chapel is located in Massachusetts
Mission Chapel
Mission Chapel is located in the US
Mission Chapel
Location 205 Summer St., Worcester, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°15′48″N 71°47′44″W / 42.26333°N 71.79556°W / 42.26333; -71.79556Coordinates: 42°15′48″N 71°47′44″W / 42.26333°N 71.79556°W / 42.26333; -71.79556
Built 1854
Architect Washburn, Ichabod
Architectural style Italianate, Other
MPS Worcester MRA
NRHP reference # 80000616[1]
Added to NRHP March 05, 1980

The Mission Chapel is an historic church at 205 Summer Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. A rare example of the early Victorian Norman (or "Romanesque in panel") styling, it was built by Ichabod Washburn in 1854, and is one of the city's oldest church buildings. The exterior side walls are divided into bays separated by piers which rise to a layer of corbelling, with a second layer of corbelling just below the eave. The main facade is divided into three bays, with arched windows in the gable. The Evangelical City Missionary Society, for whom the chapel was built, was established by a group of local Protestant congregations as a missionary site for serving the city's poor and needy. The building was rented out for commercial purposes during the mid-20th century, but has otherwise been used for religious and missionary purposes.[2]

The chapel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Mission Chapel". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-15.