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Bancroft Commons

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Identification

Bancroft Commons
Bancroft Hotel, Sheraton Hotel
129595

Map

Structure in General

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

Usages

rental apartments

Facts

  • The Bancroft Hotel was one of the leading hotels in Worcester.
  • Fire Insurance maps indicate a height of 118' to the main roof (excluding penhouse).
  • The Renaissance Revival style building is faced with brick on the upper floors and trimmed with terra cotta blocks along the corners. At the base are granite and marble.
  • Ape-like faces can be found on all asides and especially at each of the upper corners.
  • The Sheraton chain bought the building in 1942, but changed the name back to the Bancroft in 1955. The building was converted to commercial and apartment use in 1964.

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Location

40-50 Franklin Street
1-19 Portland Street
50 Franklin Street
01608
Worcester
Massachusetts
U.S.A.

Technical Data

118.00 ft
118.00 ft
10
1912
1913
6

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Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
  • Exercise facility is available
  • Laundry room is available
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