G.A.R. Hall - Worcester MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 42° 15.847 W 071° 48.212
19T E 268771 N 4682907
Quick Description: G.A.R. Hall is a historic Grand Army of the Republic Hall at 55 Pearl Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. The hall was built in 1876 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 8/4/2010 2:52:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM9D8M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Long Description:
Bull Mansion was built in 1876 for Doctor George Bull and his wife Sarah. The home was a wedding gift from Sarah’s father, Daniel B. Wesson, and cost $125,000 to build. The house was designed by Calvert Vaux, a nationally known architect from New York. The mansion is High Victorian Gothic Style and has granite exterior, a high-pitched roof, and dormers. Worcester’s commercial district began to expand in the early twentieth century and Pearl Street became a much less pleasing place to reside. In 1912, the mansion was sold to the Grand Army of the Republic, which was an association for veterans of the Civil War, and called G.A.R. Memorial Hall. Then in the thirty’s its ownership was assigned to the City of Worcester to provide as a memorial for veterans of all wars. The building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since February 13, 1975. The mansion is also currently being used a restaurant called, 55 Pearl.

Source: (visit link)
Street address:
55 Pearl St
Worcester, MA


County / Borough / Parish: Worcester

Year listed: 1975

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924

Historic function: Domestic, Health Care

Current function: Social

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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