ODD FELLOWS | WORCESTER, MA
SAVING A WORCESTER ICON
Time proved to be too harsh for the 124-year old Odd Fellows Home overlooking the proud, industrious city of Worcester, Massachusetts. Erected from plans by Barker & Nourse at the turn of the last century, the old brick and brownstone building was four and one-half stories high, and constructed using the finest quality antique maple, antique oak, antique spruce, and antique heart pine flooring, wall paneling, doors, framing lumber, windows, and trim.
Among the many items we recovered from this treasure trove of history included dozens of one-of-a-kind antique transom doors with operable hardware and original trim/molding pieces, antique wainscoting and bead-board wall paneling in several species including reclaimed southern yellow pine, reclaimed fir, reclaimed poplar, rough-sawn unpainted, reclaimed spruce and reclaimed hemlock framing lumber and more!
ENSURING A LASTING LEGACY
The corner stone was laid October 8, 1890, and it’s sad to say, but even though it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, the original Romanesque-style building exists no longer… But that won’t stop us from carrying on the legacy of this historic building.
Though the structure in it’s entirety could not be saved, we are sure that our sustainable-minded clients will enjoy the beauty and history this building of a bygone era had to offer for generations to come… by re-using it’s plethora of wonderfully aged, exquisite reclaimed wood building materials in home renovations, and restorations across the country.
WANT TO USE OUR HISTORIC RECLAIMED WOOD FOR YOUR NEXT BUILDING PROJECT, BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START?
Stop by our reclaimed lumberyard in Oxford, Massachusetts. We’re only 15 minutes away from Worcester, and just an hour outside of Boston. There, you can see all of our premium quality reclaimed wood products, get ideas for your projects, and take home samples to share. We keep a wide selection of reclaimed wood on hand, in various species of all shapes and sizes to meet any of your needs. We can also custom cut and finish your wood flooring, beams, or wall and ceiling paneling to order.