Norcross Brothers Houses

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Norcross Brothers Houses
16 Claremont Street, otherwise known as the George Perkins Marsh Institute
Norcross Brothers Houses is located in Massachusetts
Norcross Brothers Houses
Location 16, 18 Claremont St., Worcester, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°15′18″N 71°49′7″W / 42.25500°N 71.81861°W / 42.25500; -71.81861Coordinates: 42°15′18″N 71°49′7″W / 42.25500°N 71.81861°W / 42.25500; -71.81861
Built 1878
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body Private
MPS Worcester MRA
NRHP Reference # 80000624[1]
Added to NRHP March 5, 1980

The Norcross Brothers Houses are historic houses at 16 and 18 Claremont Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. They are named after their builders and first occupants, James and Orlando Norcross, principals of the Norcross Brothers construction company.[2]


18 Claremont Street, otherwise known as the Jeanne X. Kasperson Library of Clark University

The houses, which are located on the corner of Claremont Street and Woodland Street in the Main South area of Worcester, have been regarded as some of the earliest and finest examples of Queen Anne architecture in the city.[3] They were built in 1878 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. 16 Claremont Street is home to the George Perkins Marsh Institute of Clark University. The Marsh Institute studies the human dimensions of environmental change and coupled natural and human systems.

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  1. ^ Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Norcross Brothers Houses". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  3. ^ History of the Norcross Houses Clark University