For many, the former splendor of the Denholms department store in downtown Worcester has faded into memories of the distant past.
For Christopher Sawyer, it’s his life’s work to bring a touch of the grandeur of Denholms back for a new generation of Worcester residents — all in the name of paying tribute to his grandmother.
Sawyer’s grandmother, Josephine “Jo” Carbone, worked at Denholms for 26 years as a buyer and merchandise manager. Carbone worked from 1947 until the once bustling store closed in 1973.
“I started working on the windows because I saw the condition of the building. I wanted to lend my hand any way I could,” Sawyer said. “At the same time, I wanted to honor my grandmother by doing this work.”
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