Monday, April 13, 2009

May 31 Houses in Worcester

Might make a nice Mother's Day present....

Worcester’s Best: a Collection of Inviting Houses

Preservation Worcester

Worcester, MA - In celebration of Preservation Worcester's fortieth anniversary, we will be hosting Worcester's Best: a Collection of Inviting Houses. Worcester's Best is a house tour featuring approximately nine of the most attractive homes it the city. It will be held on Sunday, May 31, between 11 AM and 4PM.

Our annual house tour is an important rite of spring for those who love architecture and design. This year's tour will be larger and more elegant than ever. We will feature a retrospective of the most popular homes that have graced our house tours over the past decades as well as a selection of inviting homes that have not yet been featured. Among tour properties is a mansion built in 1772 for one of Worcester's most prominent founding fathers. There will also a captivating contemporary ranch with art deco furnishings and furniture from the 1950s. Any celebratory Worcester tour would be remiss without a 3-decker. We will feature a charming 3-decker remodeled by a young couple for contemporary living. The tour provides a unique opportunity to browse through finely decorated homes of various styles of architecture in some of Worcester's most historic and prestigious neighborhoods.

Our tour will kick-off with a cocktail party - "Then and Now" - the night before that tour in two mansions in one of Worcester's historic districts. Food from the late 1960's will be featured in one house and current fare in the other. Reservations can also be made for lunch at the Worcester Club. Seating is limited and those attending the lunch will be able to tour that handsome and historic building. Lunch and cocktail party reservations must be made in advance.

$25 - advance sales
$30 - day of tour
(members receive a $5 discount)
Cocktail party - $40

Preservation Worcester's house tours attracts approximately 500 people. Tickets may be reserved in advance or purchased on the day of the event. For more information concerning tickets, please call 508-754-8760 or visit our website at

Preservation Worcester is a private, not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to the preservation of the buildings and sites that represent the culture, history and architecture of Worcester. The organization, comprised of concerned citizens, believes that promoting the cause of preservation and good urban design will encourage community pride in our cultural and architectural heritage as well as continued use of Worcester's valuable resources. Preservation Worcester works with neighborhood groups, developers, city departments, schools, and state and local historical commissions to support revitalization of unique and irreplaceable buildings and their neighborhoods.

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