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December 8, 2013
Noon – 5 PM
Lincoln Estate – Elm Park National Register District
Photo from 2012 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 December 8 from noon to 5 PM in the Lincoln Estate - Elm Park National Register Neighborhood. The residential neighborhood contains a number of architect-designed homes including many of Worcester’s best examples of Victorian and early twentieth century styles. Having enjoyed nearly continuous popularity as an upper-class neighborhood from the late 1840s until the 1930s, the area has many houses associated with Worcester’s most prominent businessmen, lawyers and industrialists.
Tour goers will be able to walk from home to home. Roving carolers and docent-guided tours in a horse drawn wagon will add the festivities. A small gift shop will be set up in one of the homes. We will be auctioning wreathes decorated by local celebrities including Congressman Jim McGovern, Jim Welu (Director Emeritus Worcester Art Museum), the Worcester Garden Club and Tower Hill Botanic Garden. The Stroll, together with a fundraiser Cocktail Party scheduled to follow the event in another historic home, will benefit the work of Presentation Worcester.
Advance reservations for the Holiday Stroll
Advance reservations for the Holiday Stroll PW Members
Day of the event Holiday Stroll tickets
Holiday Cocktail Party
|$40 – reservations required|
Reserve early and at the latest by December 6 at 5PM for tour discount and/or party.
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 events page on this site at http://www.preservationworcester.org/pages/events.html. 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.
We also wish to thank our very generous Holiday Stroll Sponsors:
BayState Savings Bank
Lamoureux Pagano Associates
Carriage House Patrons
The mission of Preservation Worcester is to preserve for future generations the sites and structures which are significant to the culture, history, and architecture of the city and to encourage excellence in future design.
Preservation Worcester is a private, not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to the preservation of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods which represent the culture, history, and architecture of Worcester, Massachusetts.
Preservation Worcester believes that protecting the best of Worcester’s architectural heritage and promoting good design encourages community pride and identity.
To further its goals, Preservation Worcester works with neighborhood groups, developers, city departments, schools, and state and local historical commissions.