Firefighter House

The front of this Greek Revival house was built in 1840 and the rear in 1870.  The home contains two units and is listed on the Massachusetts Historical Register.  Following the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire on December 3, 1999, the Office of the City Manager in Worcester initiated “Project Remember” in memory of the six firefighters who lost their lives battling the fire.  As part of “Project Remember,” six non-profits in Worcester were asked to complete an affordable housing project.  Matthew 25 was honored to participate in this initiative, starting work on this house in 2001 with the help of Worcester Technical High School and many volunteers from local colleges.  Renovations were completed in 2005 and the Board of Directors unanimously voted to name the residence “Firefighter House.”  The colors of the patch worn by Worcester firefighters are represented in the yellow, green, red, and blue paint colors on the exterior of the house.

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Yamila NIeves February 4, 2013 at 3:53 am

God bless to all I just wanted to say that this home is absolutely lovely I was able to help paint the front unit’s interior with the painting and design group from Worcester Tech my Senior year and i loved this house, it actually came to mind today since we are trying to find a new place to move to with more space. I’m not too sure how it works to obtain this type of apartment but if someone can email me as soon as possible on how that would be great. Thank you i really admire what you guys are doing take care.

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L Todd June 18, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Beautiful restoration. Excellent example of Greek Revival.

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