Bancroft Tower, Worcester

Bancroft Tower, Worcester (must see)

Built around 1900, the Worcester Bancroft Tower commemorates the memory of George Bancroft who was born just below on Salisbury Street. Secretary of the Navy, Founder of the U.S. Naval Academy, and U.S. Minister to Great Britain and Germany, he also was a friend of Stephen Salisbury III's family. Salisbury III funded the tower's construction. Bancroft Tower was designed by Stephen C. Earle and C. Fisher and features Romanesque Architectural Style elements. The cost of construction was roughly $15,000. It serves as a place for outdoor recreation. Bancroft Tower is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Bancroft Tower on Map

Sight Name: Bancroft Tower
Sight Location: Worcester, USA (See walking tours in Worcester)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Worcester, Massachusetts

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 Km or 3.2 Miles
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