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Inquiry Question

Historical Context

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1 & 2

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1 & 2

Photos 1 & 2

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Visual Evidence

Photo 3: Mechanics Hall, before restoration. [Photo 3] with link to larger version of photo.
(Courtesy Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts)

Photo 4: Mechanics Hall, after restoration. [Photo 4] with link to larger version of photo.
(Courtesy Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts)

Questions for Photos 3 & 4

1. Compare Photos 3 and 4. How does the exterior of Mechanics Hall differ from Photo 3 to Photo 4? What are some possible reasons why the building deteriorated? (Refer to Reading 2, if necessary.)

2. Why do you think the people of Worcester chose to restore Mechanics Hall to its previous appearance rather than change it or demolish it entirely and build a new structure?

* The photos on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 3 and Photo 4, but be aware that each file will take as much as 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

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