Talk:National Register of Historic Places listings in Worcester, Massachusetts

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October, 2009 scan[edit]

  • Scanned the links without phots. 4 dab link corrections, 1 photo found and added.KudzuVine (talk) 15:46, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! This one is looking better than some other NRHP list-articles. Searching at HABS on "Worcester MA", I notice that there are HABS pics available for "Stephen Salisbury Mansion (first), 40 Highland Street, Worcester, Worcester County, MA" corresponding surely to list item 223 and also for "Stephen Salisbury Mansion (second), Worcester, Worcester County, MA", corresponding probably to item 222. There are also HABS pics for the Higgins Armory (list and article already has a modern photo). There could be another match or two but that's all i can find right now. doncram (talk) 17:14, 4 October 2009 (UTC)


Due this list's length, I'm going to split it unless there are objections. I propose to make three new lists:

  • eastern Worcester: all listings east of I-290/I-190
  • northwestern Worcester: all listings west of I-290/I-190 and north of MA 122
  • southwestern Worcester: all listings west of I-290/I-190 and south of MA 122

These divisions are based on an eyeballing of the mapping of the listings, and should provide a reasonably balanced split; having three lists means none ought to be much over 100 entries. Listings that fall on MA 122 will all be placed in one article (regardless of which side of the road they fall on) to best balance their sizes. District listings that cross any of the dividing lines will be listed in all appropriate articles. Magic♪piano 16:54, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

  • is there precedent for doing this in other articles of historic places in cities? What seems to be the standard number of listings before a split and does this article reach that number? Is three lists the best way of splitting it? Just some questions. I honestly have no problem with it, just wan tot make sure there is precedent and that we are splitting it into the correct number of lists.--Found5dollar (talk) 05:11, 7 December 2012 (UTC)
Several cities, including New York, Philadelphia, DC, and Boston (the latter of which I split) have multiple lists due to the large number of listings. I think three works best here because splitting along the highway (a clear divider with no listings on it to complicate things) probably (based on my eyeballing the distribution on the map) won't yield a very balanced pair of lists. An alternative split could be based on neighborhood groupings, if the city has well-described bounds for such. Magic♪piano 14:33, 7 December 2012 (UTC)