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The Printer’s Building

Constructed August 1922 – December 1922

In the early 1920s, three printing companies combined forces to build The Printer’s Building. They believed it would be more efficient to have binders and printers in the same facility and product could shift between the floors. The Printer’s Building was also one of only two buildings designed to withstand the weight of heavy presses.

The tenants of The Printer’s Building have changed over the years. In addition to Davis Publications, it now provides offices for an offset printer, a digital copy and binding printer, WICN (a public radio station with a Jazz format), a budding film production company, and a non-profit focused on the economic development of Worcester.

Below: A photographic history of the construction of The Printer’s Building in 1922.

The site, 1922

August 8, 1922

August 29, 1922

September 8, 1922

September 8, 1922

September 23, 1922

October 3, 1922

October 16, 1922

October 30, 1922

November 17, 1922

December 6, 1922