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Odd Fellows' Home (Worcester, Massachusetts)

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Built  1890
Architectural style  Late Victorian
NRHP Reference #  80000513
Area  3 ha
Architect  Barker & Nourse
MPS  Worcester MRA
Opened  1890
Added to NRHP  5 March 1980
Odd Fellows' Home (Worcester, Massachusetts)
Location  104 Randolph Rd., Worcester, Massachusetts
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The Odd Fellows' Home is a historic Odd Fellows charitable home at 104 Randolph Road in Worcester, Massachusetts. Opened in 1892, it continues to serve as a home for the aged and infirm, operated by Odd Fellows Home, Inc. Its original campus, now demolished, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Location and building history

The Odd Fellows' Home is located in northeastern Worcester, a short way east of Interstate 190 and the Greendale Mall, at the corner of Barber and Randolph Streets. It is housed in a modern facility, opened in 1990, with 100 beds.

The original main building was a large three story brick building built in 1890-92 to a design by Barker & Nourse. The most prominent feature was a projecting 5-1/2 story mansard-roofed tower with round-topped clock dormers projecting from the half story mansard. The front bays were divided by brick pilasters, and a single-story porch extended across part of the front. To this building's right (east) was the first major addition, added in 1902; it was a 2-1/2 story brick Classical Revival structure that increased the facility's capacity to 110 beds. Its facade had limestone quoining, and it had a Classical Revival entry porch with Tuscan columns.

The old facility was sold in 2012 to a development firm, and was demolished in 2014 to provide added facilities to the adjacent Dodge Park Rest Home. Materials from the building were salvaged for use in other settings.

References

Odd Fellows' Home (Worcester, Massachusetts) Wikipedia


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