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Commerce Building

Identification

Commerce Building
State Mutual Building
129592

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
rigid frame
steel
marble
applied masonry
beaux-arts / historism

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • Worcester’s first "skyscraper, " the Commerce Building is a steel frame structure faced with dressed white marble.
  • It was designed in a Renaissance Revival style.
  • The facade is enlivened with imaginative details and carvings such as lions heads, angels, Native Americans, shields, and garlands of fruit.
  • Fire Insurance maps indicate a height of 135' to the main roof (excluding penthouse).
  • It is adjacent to and interconnected with 9 Walnut Street.

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Location

336-344 Main Street
340 Main Street
01608
U.S.A.

Technical Data

114.83 ft
135.00 ft
9
1894
1897
5

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Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
  • National landmark