Worcester Market

The Worcester Market Building is a historic commercial building at 831 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. When it was built in 1914, it was believed to be the largest grocery supply building in the nation. It was built for Fayette Asyril Amidon, who had founded the Worcester Market in 1894 after establishing a similar enterprise in Providence, Rhode Island. The exterior of the building is terracotta that has been decorated with medallions on agricultural themes. The market was designed with modern ideas of efficiency. The main floor, covering 25,000 square feet, was devoted to retail space, and was designed to comfortably handle 4,500 customers. The basement and second floor were storage space, arranged so that supplies were located near their retail points on the main floor. These areas were connected to the main floor by elevators, eliminating the need for delivery vehicles to move in customer aisles. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1090. Faber-Castell Pitt pens with Holbein and Daniel Smith watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2016-01-15 Worcester Market


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