Worcester - Preservation Massachusetts, the statewide historic preservation advocacy organization, has included Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Notre Dame des Canadiens churches on its biennial Most Endangered Historic Resources list.
“It’s very similar to what Preservation Worcester has done. It’s an opportunity to promote a little bit more advocacy regarding both churches,” said James W. Igoe, president of the organization and also a former executive director of Preservation Worcester.
The two churches, both of which are on the local Preservation Worcester Most Endangered Structures list and are currently under demolition delay, are two of seven entries on the list that were selected by a committee. Preservation Massachusetts notes on its website that the list is purely an advocacy effort; it is not legally binding and doesn’t entitle funding or specific resources.
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