History of Washburn House

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The program is housed in a building established in 1896 with funds left by Ichabod Washburn, a Worcester industrialist and philanthropist, upon his death.

Written directly in his will in 1867, Washburn stated that the home would be intended to provide shelter and help to “those who have not been the recipients of public charity, but have respectably sustained a struggle with disease or misfortune, till such a refuge at the Home will be appreciated and enjoyed by them.”

In refurbishing this home and developing this program, we wanted to maintain the principles that the home was built on and let the dreams of Ichabod Washburn live on through our work.

While preserving the historical bones of the space, we have updated the entire building to provide a fresh, comfortable atmosphere for our clients. Explore Washburn House and call us today to schedule a tour!

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