2 Ionic Ave.

Creative Hub Worcester

This site will be transformed as part of the 2018 POW! WOW! happening from August 31st to September 9th!

Creative Hub Worcester is getting a 2018 POW! WOW! make over as L’Amour Supreme comes to Ionic Ave to work his comic book inspired magic. Built in 1914, the Ionic Ave club house offered a space to get young boys off the street and out of trouble. Initially only for boys, the club offered study space, vocational training and an extensive sports program with an indoor track, basketball court, boxing ring, and pool. Establish in a largely immigrant neighborhood, the space spurred fellowship and encouraged “Americanization” of its multiethnic patrons. Girls were officially welcomed into the club house in 1979 and the organization changed its name to Boys & Girls Club of Worcester in 1991. After the Boys & Girls Club moved to a new location, the building stood empty for more than a decade and its demolition was even discussed. Now, Creative Hub Worcester plans to revive the old clubhouse as a vital community asset. With fundraising underway, new plans for the building include a maker space, private studios, art gallery, and classrooms to once again create programming for underserved youth.