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Places From Worcester's Past

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This is a collection of pictures, most from sources believed to be from non-copyrighted (or expired copyrighted) works such as turn of the century postcards and even a yearbook or two.

I've broken it down by subject, each page is devoted to one topic. Old postcards are definitely pretty cool, since you see what the city looked like about 100 years ago in COLOR. If possible, I will try and get present day shots of some of the public places for comparison.

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There are 121 pages about past in this section. Select an index page to see the list of pages available.

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110The Aged Men's Home
398Allen & Thurber Firearms
430American Steel
34The Antiquarian Society
107Arial Shots of Worcester
35The Armory
38Art Museum
28Assumption College
13164Asylum For the Insane
538Bancroft Hotel
13The Bancroft School
345Bancroft Tower
12Baptist Church
810Bay State House
11Bigelow's Garden
1472The Blizzard of 1978
11Boulevard Dinner
281Boys Trade
116Bus Depot
59The Causeway
68City Hall
314City Hospital
613Clark University
12Coney Island
15Corner Lunch
14The Coronado Hotel
57The Courthouse
467Crompton and Knowles Loom Works
427Davis Tower
22Edgemere Diner
1El Morocco
1132Elm Park
47Elm Street
21Exchange Hotel
1016Fire Stations and Other Fire Stuff
18First Church of Christ
26Franklin Square Theater
630Front Street
29Geo H Ward Post Memorial Building
1156Greenhill Park
187Greenwood Park
4127Harrington & Richardson
19Higgins Armory
49Highland Military Academy
956High Schools
912Holy Cross
13Hotel Standish
411Hurricane of 1938
614Institute Park
15Ionic Ave Boys Club
15The Jordan Roads
34Kenmore Diner
130Lake Crompton Park
1826Lake Quinsigamond
37Laurel St. Church
13The Lido
125Lincoln Memorial Auditorium
314Lincoln Park
47Lincoln Square
343The Lincoln Square Boys Club
429Loews Theater
2032Main Street
16Masonic Temple
22Mechanics Hall
211Memorial Hospital
22Miscellanous Houses
511The New England Fair
36Normal School
213North Park
220Notre Dame Church
26Nurses Home, Worcester State Hospital
516Odd Fellows Home
31Old City Hall
212Old South Church
110The Oval
25Pearl Street
414Pinehurst Park
330Pleasant Street
135Post 201 Explorers
18Post Office
211Presidental Visits
28Prime Value Mart
48Public Library
129Putnam Restaurant
27Richard Healy Furriers
115The Sowers Monument
112Speedy's Hamburgers
14St. Anne's Church
14202St. Ann Orphanage
81St. Patrick's Day parade, March 17, 1985
130St. Paul's Cathedral
35St. Vincent's
14Synder the Florist
16Telephone Building
38The Thule Building
11T.O. Flynn Stables
1109Tornado of 1953
19Union Church
1921Union Station
11Unitarian Church
49University Park
1Waldo House
35The Warren
7152White City
19Women's Club
316The Worcester Academy
123Worcester City Hospital
525Worcester Commons
37Worcester County Institution for Savings
117Worcester Market
11Worcester Public Library
212Worcester Theater
14Y.D. Club
17Young Women's Christian Association

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St. Ann Orphanage, Comment by Leo Gagnon on July 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I was at St. Ann's from 1945 to 1950. My 3 brothers, Norman, Richard and Arthur were also there but were with the younger boys ( I was with the older boys). Although I missed home as I am sure, we all did, I have good memories on life there and of the nuns as well.I was in the choir and remember being part of a play done at the civic auditorium in Worchester. My fondest memories were of the kind families who took some of us into their homes for the hollidays.A Couple of unusual events were when the Budweiser Horses rode up to the orphanage, I was impressed with their huge size. Another out of the ordinary event was when a huge rat somehow got into the older boys day room. We grabbed mops and cornered him until the farmer from next door came over with his terrier. I won't go into details but the problem was resolved in a few seconds.It's my opinion that living in an institutional setting at the orphanage made it easy for me to adapt to military life. I later spent 20 years in the US Navy. If the orphanage were still in exisiance, I would certanly go back and visit. For now, I will just have to be content with reading the postings of others who were also there.

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