Lowell, MA Photos

Lowell, MA, north of Boston, was founded in the 1820s because a group of early industrialists saw its potential water power as an ideal site for textile manufacturing. The town prospered, resulting in some heritage architecture, but then faded as the textile industry moved elsewhere. Now the National Park Service has restored some of the buildings into the Lowell National Historical Park featuring the industrial revolution.

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Lowell City Hall, Ladd & Whitney Civil War monument & Winged Victory Statue in Monument Sq. Lowell, MA.Winged Victory Statue by Rauch. Lowell, MA.Lowell City Hall. Lowell, MA.Romanesque Revival tower of Lowell City Hall. Lowell, MA.
Lowell City Hall, Ladd & Whitney Civil War monument (1865) & Winged Victory Statue (1867) in Monument Sq. Lowell, MA.Winged Victory Statue (1867) by Rauch (Monument Sq.). Lowell, MA.Lowell City Hall (1893) (407 Merrimack St.). Lowell, MA. Style: Romanesque Revival. Architect: Arthur Cutler & Otis A. Merrill.Romanesque Revival tower of Lowell City Hall. Lowell, MA.
Eagle finial of Lowell City Hall. Lowell, MA.Clock face of Lowell City Hall. Lowell, MA.Facade of Lowell City Hall. Lowell, MA.Romanesque Revival eagle carving on Lowell City Hall. Lowell, MA.
Eagle finial of Lowell City Hall. Lowell, MA.Clock face of Lowell City Hall. Lowell, MA.Facade of Lowell City Hall. Lowell, MA.Romanesque Revival eagle carving on Lowell City Hall. Lowell, MA.
Facade of Lowell City Hall. Lowell, MA.Projecting stone towers of Lowell City Hall. Lowell, MA.Spanish American War era mortor on Lowell City Hall grounds. Lowell, MA.John F. Kennedy Civic Center beside Lowell City Hall. Lowell, MA.
Facade of Lowell City Hall. Lowell, MA.Projecting stone towers of Lowell City Hall. Lowell, MA.Spanish American War era mortor on Lowell City Hall grounds. Lowell, MA.John F. Kennedy Civic Center (1973) (50 Arcand Dr.) beside Lowell City Hall. Lowell, MA.
Lowell Memorial Hall Library. Lowell, MA.Richardsonian Romanesque details of Lowell Memorial Hall Library. Lowell, MA.Civil War carvings on Lowell Memorial Hall Library. Lowell, MA.Civil War carvings on Lowell Memorial Hall Library. Lowell, MA.
Lowell Memorial Hall Library (1893) (415 Merrimack St.). Lowell, MA. Style: Richardsonian Romanesque. Architect: Frederick W. Stickney.Richardsonian Romanesque details of Lowell Memorial Hall Library. Lowell, MA.Civil War carvings on Lowell Memorial Hall Library. Lowell, MA.Civil War carvings on Lowell Memorial Hall Library. Lowell, MA.
Facade of Lowell Memorial Hall Library. Lowell, MA.Stained glass window of Lowell Memorial Hall Library. Lowell, MA.Interior woodwork in Lowell Memorial Hall Library. Lowell, MA.Heritage Market Mill building now visitor center of Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.
Facade of Lowell Memorial Hall Library. Lowell, MA.Stained glass window of Lowell Memorial Hall Library. Lowell, MA.Interior woodwork in Lowell Memorial Hall Library. Lowell, MA.Heritage Market Mill building now visitor center of Lowell National Historical Park (Market at Dutton St.). Lowell, MA.
Performance Pavilion in Boarding House Park & Boott Cotton Mill Museum at Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA.Lowell National Historical Park trolley car passes Lowell Masonic Temple. Lowell, MA.Boott Cotton Mills part of Lowell National Historical Park run by U.S. National Park Service. Lowell, MA.Boott Cotton Mills Boarding Houses part of Lowell National Historical Park run by U.S. National Park Service. Lowell, MA.
Performance Pavilion in Boarding House Park & Boott Cotton Mill Museum at Lowell National Historical Park. Lowell, MA. Lowell National Historical Park trolley car passes Lowell Masonic Temple (1928) (79 Dutton St.). Lowell, MA. Boott Cotton Mills (1835-70) (John St.) part of Lowell National Historical Park run by U.S. National Park Service. Lowell, MA. Architect: Harry Prescott Graves. Boott Cotton Mills Boarding Houses (1837) (70-96 Bridge St.) part of Lowell National Historical Park run by U.S. National Park Service. Lowell, MA.
Falls on Merrimack River with School St. Bridge. Lowell, MA.Falls on Merrimack River which powered Lowell's industrial history. Lowell, MA.Pawtucket Canal building. Lowell, MA.Yorick Club & Lowell Masonic Temple. Lowell, MA.
Falls on Merrimack River with School St. Bridge. Lowell, MA.Falls on Merrimack River which powered Lowell's industrial history. Lowell, MA.Pawtucket Canal building (1848) (269 Merrimack St.). Lowell, MA.Yorick Club (1860) (91 Dutton St.) & Lowell Masonic Temple (1928). Lowell, MA.
Lowell Old City Hall. Lowell, MA.St. Anne's Episcopal Church. Lowell, MA.St. Anne's Episcopal Church. Lowell, MA.Parrish house of St. Anne's Episcopal Church. Lowell, MA.
Lowell Old City Hall (1830) (226 Merrimack St.). Lowell, MA. Architect: Kirk Boott; Humphrey Webster.St. Anne's Episcopal Church (1825) (237 Merrimack St.). Lowell, MA. Style: Gothic Revival. Architect: Kirk Boott.St. Anne's Episcopal Church (1825) (237 Merrimack St.). Lowell, MA.Parrish house of St. Anne's Episcopal Church. Lowell, MA.
Lowell High School. Lowell, MA.Kirk St. streetscape with Mitchell Block. Lowell, MA.Albion Block. Lowell, MA.Fellows Building JFK & Middlesex Safe Deposit & Trust Company Building. Lowell, MA.
Lowell High School (1893) (30 Kirk St.). Lowell, MA.Kirk St. streetscape with Mitchell Block (1887). Lowell, MA.Albion Block (1879) (170-184 Merrimack St.). Lowell, MA. Style: Classical Revival; Italianate. Architect: Millard F. Davis.Fellows Building JFK (1893) (154 Merrimack St.) & Middlesex Safe Deposit & Trust Company Building (1893) (160 Merrimack St.). Lowell, MA.
Bon Marche Building. Lowell, MA.Facade of Bon Marche Building. Lowell, MA.Bon Marche Building. Lowell, MA.Bon Marche Building. Lowell, MA.
Bon Marche Building (1880) (143 Merrimack St.). Lowell, MA. Style: Victorian Eclectic. Architect: Edwin R. Clark.Facade of Bon Marche Building. Lowell, MA.Bon Marche Building. Lowell, MA.Bon Marche Building. Lowell, MA.
Bay windows on Bon Marche Building. Lowell, MA.Decorative elements of Bon Marche Building. Lowell, MA.Bon Marche Building & neighboring commercial building. Lowell, MA.Hosford Building [former Lowell Masonic Temple]. Lowell, MA.
Bay windows on Bon Marche Building. Lowell, MA.Decorative elements of Bon Marche Building. Lowell, MA.Bon Marche Building & neighboring commercial building (1831). Lowell, MA.Hosford Building [former Lowell Masonic Temple] (1871) (134 Merrimack St.). Lowell, MA. Style: Second Empire.
Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank. Lowell, MA.Heritage Mill warehouse. Lowell, MA.Marble Bank Building [aka Cherry & Webb]. Lowell, MA.Detail of Nesmith Block. Lowell, MA.
Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank (1923) (34 John St.). Lowell, MA.Heritage Mill warehouse (c1900) (John St. at Paige). Lowell, MA.Marble Bank Building [aka Cherry & Webb] (1922) (105 Merrimack St.). Lowell, MA. Architect: Perley F. Gilbert Assoc..Detail of Nesmith Block (83 Merrimack St.). Lowell, MA.
Palmer St. streetscape with brick arcaded former fire station. Lowell, MA.Union National Bank & Hildreth Building. Lowell, MA.Union National Bank & Hildreth Building. Lowell, MA.Hildreth Building. Lowell, MA.
Palmer St. streetscape with brick arcaded former fire station (1889). Lowell, MA.Union National Bank (1924) (61 Merrimack St.) & Hildreth Building (1882) (35-55 Merrimack St.). Lowell, MA.Union National Bank (1924) (61 Merrimack St.) & Hildreth Building (1882) (35-55 Merrimack St.). Lowell, MA.Hildreth Building (1882) (35-55 Merrimack St.). Lowell, MA. Style: Victorian Eclectic. Architect: Van Brunt & Howe.
Hildreth Building with Merrimack St. streetscape. Lowell, MA.Lowell street clock on Merrimack St. Lowell, MA.Runels or Fairburn Building. Lowell, MA.Decorative details of Victorian Fairburn Building. Lowell, MA.
Hildreth Building with Merrimack St. streetscape. Lowell, MA.Lowell street clock (1914) on Merrimack St. Lowell, MA.Runels or Fairburn Building (c1892) (2-14 Kearney Sq.). Lowell, MA. Architect: Thomas W. Johnson Co,.Decorative details of Victorian Fairburn Building. Lowell, MA.
U.S. Post Office. Lowell, MA.Classical Revival columns of Federal Building [now Middlesex Community College]. Lowell, MA.Artillery piece at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Lowell, MA.Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Lowell, MA.
U.S. Post Office (1930) (50 Kearney Sq.). Lowell, MA. Style: Classical Revival. Architect: James Adolph Wetmore.Classical Revival columns of Federal Building [now Middlesex Community College]. Lowell, MA.Artillery piece at Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Lowell, MA.Lowell Memorial Auditorium (1921) (50 East Merrimack St.). Lowell, MA. Style: Classical Revival. Architect: Blackall, Clapp & Whittemore; William Drapeau.
View up Merrimack St. to Sun Building. Lowell, MA.Sun Building. Lowell, MA.Canal with restored factory buildings in Lowell. Lowell, MA.Middlesex Community College & UMass Conference Center around Lowell Locks. Lowell, MA.
View up Merrimack St. to Sun Building (1913). Lowell, MA.Sun Building (1913) (10 floors) (8 Merrimack St.). Lowell, MA. Architect: Clarence Howard Blackall.Canal with restored factory buildings in Lowell. Lowell, MA.Middlesex Community College & UMass Conference Center around Lowell Locks. Lowell, MA.
Massachusetts Cotton Mills over one of Lowell's canals. Lowell, MA.Massachusetts Cotton Mills complex with clock tower. Lowell, MA.Massachusetts Cotton Mills Bridge St. Lowell, MA.Iron bridge on Bridge St. Lowell, MA.
Massachusetts Cotton Mills over one of Lowell's canals. Lowell, MA.Massachusetts Cotton Mills complex with clock tower. Lowell, MA.Massachusetts Cotton Mills (1839-1900s) Bridge St. Lowell, MA.Iron bridge on Bridge St. Lowell, MA.
Round corner turret on residential building. Lowell, MA.View along Middle St. from Shattuck St. Lowell, MA.Lowell Gas Light Company Building. Lowell, MA.New England Quilt Museum in former Lowell Institution for Savings. Lowell, MA.
Round corner turret on residential building (Bridge St. at Canal St.). Lowell, MA.View along Middle St. from Shattuck St. Lowell, MA.Lowell Gas Light Company Building (1859) (22 Shattuck St.). Lowell, MA.New England Quilt Museum in former Lowell Institution for Savings (1845) (18 Shattuck St.). Lowell, MA. Style: Greek Revival; Italianate. Architect: Thomas M. James Co.; Josiah Greenough Peabody.
Frederick Ayer Mansion, now a School. Lowell, MA.Percia Jones House. Lowell, MA.Everett Litchfield House. Lowell, MA.Intensive garden on Westford St. in Highlands district of Lowell. Lowell, MA.
Frederick Ayer Mansion, now a School (1876) (357 Pawtucket St.). Lowell, MA. Style: Second Empire. Architect: Shepard S. Woodcock.Percia Jones House (1893) (549 Westford St.). Lowell, MA. Style: Queen Anne.Everett Litchfield House (1906) (632 Westford St.). Lowell, MA. Style: Colonial Revival.Intensive garden on Westford St. in Highlands district of Lowell. Lowell, MA.
Urban garden on Westford St. in Highlands district of Lowell. Lowell, MA.Sherman-Berry House in Tyler Park Historic District. Lowell, MA.Morse-Bayliss Funeral Home. Lowell, MA.Bette Davis birthplace house. Lowell, MA.
Urban garden on Westford St. in Highlands district of Lowell. Lowell, MA.Sherman-Berry House (1893) (163 Dartmouth St.) in Tyler Park Historic District. Lowell, MA. Style: Queen Anne.Morse-Bayliss Funeral Home (122 Princeton Blvd.). Lowell, MA.Bette Davis birthplace (1908) house (22 Chester St.). Lowell, MA. Style: Queen Anne.

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