When it was built as The Worcester Woman's Club in 1902 at a cost of over $70,000, Tuckerman Hall was described as among the ten finest facilities of its kind in the country. The neo-classically-designed, triangular-shaped building, located next to the Worcester Art Museum, contains a breathtaking 550-seat main hall adorned with magnificent plaster detail and ornate gold leaf. Other unique spaces within the facility include a pristine circular auditorium seating 200 and six fireplaced turret suites, each with a different architectural motif including Colonial, Dutch, Moorish, and Renaissance revival styles.
Today Tuckerman Hall is in great demand as a venue for artistic, social, and civic functions such as concerts, weddings, public forums, and college alumni gatherings. To serve the region more effectively, Tuckerman Hall, in July 1999, completed long-awaited interior renovations to make it more accessible to the public. Phase I modernization for the facility included providing handicapped access, upgrading restrooms, installing air conditioning, and restoring interior spaces. With the completion of these capital improvements, Tuckerman Hall is now better equipped to meet the needs of the populace which it serves with increased appreciation of the Hall's magnificent architectural heritage. Phase II renovations, primarily to the windows and exterior, were begun in June 2004 and completed in September 2004.
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