December 21, 2016

Editorial: In praise of a community that came to the rescue

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Stearns Tavern

Sun Staff

Stearns Tavern, in its new home on Mill Street, is part of a long-term revival effort at Coes Pond.

It’s right there at 140 Mill St., on the corner of Mill and Coes. It’s large by comparison, but does not look out of place.

It’s surrounded by fence and retains visible scars from its most recent ordeal.

In a few years time, when the Stearns Tavern is the centerpiece of a city park, we suspect and fear the details of how the historic building was saved from destruction may become just a footnote. This would be a shame.

While the continued development of downtown Worcester has garnered much well-deserved recognition this year, we believe the effort to save Stearns Tavern merits more attention, truly showcasing community at its best.


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