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Salisbury Mansion and Store

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Built  1772
MPS  Worcester MRA
Opened  1772
Added to NRHP  30 May 1975
Architect  Savage,Abraham; Et al.
NRHP Reference #  75000838
Phone  +1 508-753-8278
Salisbury Mansion and Store

Location  30, 40 Highland St., Worcester, Massachusetts
Address  40 Highland St, Worcester, MA 01609, USA
Hours  Closed today WednesdayClosedThursday1–4PMFriday1–4PMSaturday1–4PMSundayClosedMondayClosedTuesdayClosedSuggest an edit
Similar  Worcester Historical Museum, EcoTarium, Bancroft Tower, Green Hill Park, Top Fun Aviation Toy Muse

The Salisbury Mansion and Store is an historic house museum at 40 Highland Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. The house was built in 1772 by Stephen Salisbury with an attached storehouse from which he sold imported goods. In 1820 the store was closed down, and the space was converted for residential use by the family, which occupied it until 1851. Thereafter it served as a girls' school, tenant house, and then a gentleman's social club until 1929, when the building was donated to the American Antiquarian Society, which promptly gave it to the Worcester Art Museum. The museum moved the house to its present location to make way for the Worcester Lincoln Square Boys Club in 1929. It was leased to a nonprofit, and eventually acquired by the Worcester Historic Museum in 1985. The museum undertook to restore the much-altered building to its condition as of 1830, and opened it as a museum.

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

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Salisbury Mansion and Store Wikipedia