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Old State Mutual Building - Worcester MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 42° 16.034 W 071° 48.057
19T E 268996 N 4683246
Quick Description: Built in 1870 in the Second Empire Victorian style, it is built of brick and faced with dressed granite.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/8/2014 2:38:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMKFN4
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
The State Mutual Life Insurance Company was incorporated in 1844 and was the 5th largest insurance company in the US at the time. The founders and directors were some of the most prominent citizens in Worcester. The business earliest located was at 100 Main Street in the rear of the old Central Bank. In 1870 the company formed a real estate partnership with the Merchants' and Farmers' Fire Insurance Company to build the block at 240 Main St. The State Mutual Building took over the entire building in the 1880's and outgrew the building entirely by 1897, moving to 340 Main St.
Street address:
240 Main St
Worcester, MA

County / Borough / Parish: Worcester

Year listed: 1980

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1850-1874

Historic function: Commerce/Trade

Current function: Commerce/Trade

Privately owned?: yes

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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