Norcross Brothers of Worcester, Massachusetts


Quarries & properties


1 Masters in Masonry: Norcross Brothers, Contractors and Builders, 1864-1924, Christopher F. Girr, submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the degree Master of Science in Historic Preservation, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, May 1996
2 The Makers of Trinity Church in the City of Boston, James F. O’Gorman, published 2004 in assoc. with Trinity Church, Boston, and the University of Massachusetts Press.
3 The Builder as Technical Innovator: Orlando Norcross & the Beamless Flat Slab, Diane Prideaux-Brune, more to come
4 List The Norcross Brothers Company, Completed Contracts, 1881 - 1907, no identifiable source, held in the Worcester Historical Museum Norcross Brothers collection.
5 The Norcross Brothers: The Foremost Builders of Their Day, A Thesis submitted to the faculty of the Center for Historic Preservation at Roger Williams College in candidacy for a Bachelors Degree in Historic Preservation, Edward H. Burt, Longmeadow, Massachusetts, May 1992
6 Sundry uncatalogued documents of the Norcross Brothers company, media documents, undocumented family recollections.  Some of this material is held by the Worcester Historical Museum, and the balance will be added to that collection by the family in the fullness of time.
7 Records of the Anglin Norcross Limited business which was formed in 1918 at the time of the winding up of Norcross Brothers and consisted of the Canadian operations of that business purchased by Henry Joseph Gross and merged by him with the business of Anglins Limited of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. These records are also on file with the National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
8 Worcester Industries, II. The Making of Buildings, The Worcester Magazine pages 141 and 142, undated.
9 O.W. Norcross, Richardson's "Master Builder": A Preliminary Report, by James F. O'Gorman, Bay View, Massachusetts, The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, May 1973, Volume XXXII, Number 2


Copyright 2004, Philip Norcross Gross

For more information please contact me at  All this information is based on family stories, or documents listed in the References.  Official documentation is not common except for recent generations (1850 or later) and may not necessarily be referenced herein.