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Preservation Worcester’s Holiday Stroll!

Start the holiday season off “on the right foot” by partaking in Preservation Worcester’s Holiday Stroll!

The Stroll is a seasonal favorite for those who enjoy fine architecture, who relish the opportunity to enter some of Worcester’s architectural gems and who are enthusiastic to experience grand homes decorated for the season.

Whether you are looking for ideas for your own home or are interested in having the rare opportunity to view exceptional design and architecture, we know that our Stroll will provide a wonderful kick-off to a busy holiday season!

The Holiday Stroll will be held on Sunday, December 7, from noon to 5 PM in the Hammond Heights National Register District Neighborhood.

Hammond Heights is a handsome, well-preserved, suburban neighborhood established about 1890 covering three blocks of a hillside site between Highland Street and Institute Road. Prior to 1890, the area was part of the John Hammond Farm.  The area’s architecture offers a range of styles and house types which were popular in the middle and upper-middle-class suburbanization of Worcester’s west side at the turn of the century.  Most of the homes are architect designed.

Tour goers will be able to walk from home to home.  Roving carolers will add to the festivities.  A small gift shop will be set up in one of the homes.  We will be auctioning wreathes decorated by local celebrities.

The Stroll, together with a fundraiser Holiday Reception scheduled to follow the event in another historic home, will benefit the work of Presentation Worcester.

For advance reservations, checks made payable to Preservation Worcester can be mailed to Preservation Worcester at 10 Cedar Street, Worcester, MA 01609 or reservations can be made via phone charged to Visa, MasterCard or American Express by calling PW at 508-754-8760 or though our website at www.preservationworcester.org.

Tickets for the day of the event will be available at Preservation Worcester at 10 Cedar Street for the Stroll only as the Party requires advance reservations.

In summary, Preservation Worcester Holiday Stroll will be held on December 7, 2014 from noon to 5PM, with optional Holiday Reception (at an additional expense) at an additional home from 5-7 PM.

Advance reservations for the Holiday Stroll – $28

Advance reservations for the Holiday Stroll – PW Members – $25

Day of the event Holiday Stroll tickets – $30

Holiday Reception – $40 – reservations required

Reserve early and at the latest by December 3 at 5PM for tour discount and/or party.


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.