When I did the post overlaying the 1829 canal map I noticed that Summer St. did indeed formerly go somewhere more important.
|1829 Map of Worcester Showing Summer St. |
(Red is Present Day Alignment, Blue is 1829 Alignment Connecting to Lincoln Square)
Superimposed on Map of Present Day Worcester
As you can see from the map above, Summer St. formerly served as the primary connection between Union Station and Lincoln Square. In those days there was no such thing as the roadway now known as Major Taylor Blvd. You can see a short stub of this former alignment near the gas station near where Summer St. tuns into Goldsberry St.
|Present Day Intersection of Summer and Goldsberry Sts. with Stub of Former Summer St. Connection to Lincoln Square|
Sadly, we would have to demo the Police Headquarters Bldg. if we wanted to restore this historic connection between these two important (both historically and today) Worcester squares.
I know a couple of good demo contractors if you need some names.