Worcester County – Fitchburg

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District Courthouse – Fitchburg

 

Location:  100 Elm Street / Wallace Avenue

Built:  1903 – 1904

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  James Knox Taylor

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored limestone structure. The building was constructed as a Post Office and is located on the west side of the old courthouse.The east front has a recessed porch with four columns rising to a header and recessed entrance on the first story. A balustrade runs along the flat roof line with a large stone eagle over the east entrance. . The building became a courthouse in 1981. The architect was Kennedy Kennedy Keef Carney and the contractor was Crowley Corporation. The building was named as the Gelinas Courthouse.

 

Old Courthouse – Fitchburg

 

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Location:  84 Elm Street / Wallace Avenue

Built:  1869 – 1871

Style:  Victorian Gothic

Architect:  E Boyden & Sons

Contractor:  D A Bates and Derby & Witherby

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story Fitzwilliam granite structure. The south front has a one story projecting porch. On the second story is an arched windows rising to a peak at the roof line. The east and west corners are octagonal. The roof is hipped.

 

Note:  During the construction of the courthouse, D A Bates did the stone work and Derby & Witherby did the capentry.

 

 See:  The Worcester County courthouse is located in Worcester.

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2014 and 2017