Norse Tower

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Norse Tower

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Institute Park tower and Riley house at corner of West and Salisbury Streets #2
The Norse Tower stood at the corner of West and Salisbury street. The lack of tree cover in Institute park helped it tower over the surrounding area. A landmark quite difficult to ignore. While the date of the photograph is unknown, the presence of…

Institute Park Tower (“Providence Tower”)
After the Parks and Recreation commission declared the Norse Tower unsafe, a fence was erected around the perimeter. The landmark would remain untouchable for almost 25 years until a restructuring initiative in 1929. That is unless you were one of…

Institute’s Right in Norse Tower Site
Local historical society director U. Waldo Cutler argues his case for not keeping the Norse Tower. At the time, rumors had all but been confirmed the Norse Tower’s removal and replacement with the Rogers-Kennedy Memorial monument. The town had…

Commission Decides Norse Tower Will Not Be Removed
After much debate, the town Parks and Recreation board voted 4-1 to not raze the Norse Tower. The Rogers-Kennedy memorial would have to find a new home. The tower was now to be inspected, restructured, and reopened to the public before the end of the…

Preparing to Raze Old Landmark<br /><br />
After voting to keep the Norse tower, the Parks and Recreation Commission began the process of repairing the tower. This meant meticulously taking down most of the stones and refitting them with stronger materials. Materials that would be better at…

Worcester’s Norse Tower Torn Down as a Safety Hazard
The photograph in the article shows the wrecking ball team destroying the tower. The town wasn’t able to grab the same attention as it had gotten in 1929 and therefore, the tower was finally ordered destroyed. As the tower came down, the town’s…
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