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Helen Dodge Three-Decker is located in Massachusetts
Helen Dodge Three-Decker
Location in Massachusetts
Helen Dodge Three-Decker is located in the United States
Helen Dodge Three-Decker
Location in the United States
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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