Old State Mutual Building

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Old State Mutual Building
240 Main Street - Worcester, MA - DSC05774.jpg
Old State Mutual Building is located in Massachusetts
Old State Mutual Building
Old State Mutual Building is located in the US
Old State Mutual Building
Location240 Main St., Worcester, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°16′2″N 71°48′6″W / 42.26722°N 71.80167°W / 42.26722; -71.80167Coordinates: 42°16′2″N 71°48′6″W / 42.26722°N 71.80167°W / 42.26722; -71.80167
ArchitectCharles B. Atwood
Architectural styleItalianate
MPSWorcester MRA
NRHP reference #80000585 [1]
Added to NRHPMarch 05, 1980

The Old State Mutual Building is an historic commercial building at 240 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. It served as the offices of the State Mutual Life Assurance Company from its construction in 1870 until 1897. Designed by Boston architect Charles B. Atwood, it is one of a few surviving Second Empire commercial buildings in the city.[2] The granite building is four stories high, the last of which is under a mansard roof. It is three window bays wide, with a slightly projecting central bay, which is topped at the third floor by a small pediment. The bays are divided by Ionic pilasters, and the rooftop is crowned by an iron railing.[3]

The building 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. ^ Marter, Joan M. The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art. Vol. 1. 2011.
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for Old State Mutual Building". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-31.