William Trowbridge Forbes House

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William Trowbridge Forbes House
c. 1978 photo
William Trowbridge Forbes House is located in Massachusetts
William Trowbridge Forbes House
William Trowbridge Forbes House is located in the US
William Trowbridge Forbes House
Location 23 Trowbridge Rd., Worcester, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°16′20″N 71°48′40″W / 42.27222°N 71.81111°W / 42.27222; -71.81111Coordinates: 42°16′20″N 71°48′40″W / 42.27222°N 71.81111°W / 42.27222; -71.81111
Built 1898 (1898)
Architect Barker & Nourse
Architectural style Tudor Revival
MPS Worcester MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP March 05, 1980

The William Trowbridge Forbes House was a historic house at 23 Trowbridge Road in Worcester, Massachusetts. Built in 1898 to a design by Barker & Nourse, it was one of the city's finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture, with steeply pitched gables, diamond pane windows, and extensive half-timbered stucco exterior. William Forbes, the owner, was a local lawyer and politician who served in the state legislature and as a probate judge. His daughter Harriet is locally notable for her interest in, and photography of, local architectural history.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1] The house was demolished in November 2003.[3]

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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 William Trowbridge Forbes House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  3. ^ Semon, Craig S. (April 15, 2012). "Patriot place: Forbes penned 'Johnny Tremain' in Worcester". Telegram & Gazette. Worcester, Massachusetts. p. A.3.