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Helen Dodge Three-Decker
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Location 570 Pleasant St., Worcester, Massachusetts
Area less than one acre
Built c. 1912 (1912)
Architectural style Queen Anne, Eclectic Queen Anne
MPS Worcester Three-Deckers TR
NRHP reference No. 89002427
Added to NRHP February 9, 1990

The Helen Dodge Three-Decker is an historic three-decker house at 570 Pleasant Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. Built in 1912, the well preserved, architecturally eclectic building is representative of the final stages of three-decker development, and its penetration into the fashionable upper-class west side of the city. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.

Description and history

The Helen Dodge Three-Decker is located in a residential setting west of downtown Worcester, on the south side of Pleasant Street opposite the city's Newton Hill Park. It is a three-story wood frame structure, with a gable-on-hip roof and a mostly clapboarded exterior. Prominent features of its front facade include an angled projecting rectangular bay on the left side, and a stack of three porches on the right. The porch is distinctive for its semi-circular arch openings, and there are bands of decoratively cut shingles between the floors.

The house was built about 1912, and was one of a number of more architecturally sophisticated three-deckers built on the city's fashionable west side, its middle-class working residents gaining access to the downtown via a streetcar line that ran down Pleasant Street. Its early residents included clerks and telephone operators.

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