Worcester Massachusetts City Hall


Peabody & Stearns designed Worcester City Hall, which was built by the Norcross Brothers in 1898. The Italianate structure was constructed with a granite exterior and was inspired in part by Italian Renaissance palazzos. Its tower is similar to that of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. The interior of the building extensively uses marble, as is common in Italian Renaissance buildings, and features an interior courtyard with balconies supported by decorated round arches on the upper floors. City Hall is currently Worcester’s fourth tallest structure.

The city hall and the nearby common were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

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Historic Specs

  • Opened: 1898
  • Original function: Worcester City Hall
  • Architect(s): Peabody & Stearns
  • Year added to NRHP: 1978
  • NRHP number: 78001405
  • Status: Public
  • Admission cost: Free (no tours available)


  • Address: 455 Main St
  • Town: Worcester
  • State: Massachusetts
  • GPS: Lat 42.26256 Lng -71.80195
  • Parking notes: There are many metered on-street parking spots near Worcester City Hall. The closest paid parking garage is the Worcester Common Garage which charges per hour.
  • Parking directions: Varies
  • Location directions: HERE


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