Dead and Buried: The Graveyard of Worcester's Blackstone Canal  

 

Finding the Basin

The following are some pictures of the area around the basin as it is today. This will give an idea of where to look and what to look for. Remember, by clicking on the images, you will get a larger view.


Driving down Worcester Center Boulevard, you will see one of two signs to show you where to start. Driving from Lincoln Square towards the Centrum and the Worcester Common Fashion Outlets, you will see the sign pictured below on the left. Coming from the opposite direction, you will see the signs pictured on the right, a sign for Honey Farms and Consumer Auto Parts and, just to the left, a sign for Thomas Street.

Central Street Gateway Sign Thomas Street/Honey Farms Signs

One of the first things you will notice is the large parking garage that is pictured below. The parking garage currently sits over the old basin site. On the left is a front view from the Honey Farms parking lot; one the right, is a rear view from across the street near the Worcester Centrum.

Parking Garage -- Now Covers Old Basin Site Rear View of Parking Garage

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