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Lockport in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Lowertown Historic District

 
 
The Lowertown Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 18, 2014
1. The Lowertown Historic District Marker
Inscription. Lowertown is in a geographically distinct section of the City of Lockport with such boundaries as the Erie Canal and the Niagara Escarpment.
"A village within a city," Lowertown thrived as Lockport's social, commercial and industrial center between the years of 1829 and 1950. During this period, most of the aristocracy of the city lived in this section. Among the most notable structures that were built during Lowertown's heyday, and are still standing, are the Washington Hunt House, the First Bank of Niagara County, Christ Church and the Vine Street School. Also a number of fine brick and local stone built residences exemplifying the style of that era still stand along Market Street overlooking the canal.
The Lowertown Historic District was entered on the National Register of Historic Places on June 4, 1973.
 
Location. 43° 10.715′ N, 78° 40.946′ W. Marker is in Lockport, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and North Adam Street, on the right when traveling west on Market Street. Click for map. Marker is by the North Adam Street Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Lockport NY 14094, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lockport Bank (about 500 feet away, measured in a
The Lowertown Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 18, 2014
2. The Lowertown Historic District Marker
Westward on Market Street; marker at center.
direct line); The Erie Barge Canal at Lockport (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); The Sluice and Hall Spillway (approx. mile away); a different marker also named The Lowertown Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Original Niagara Grape Vine (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lockport Federal Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lockport War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Lockport Residents Killed in World Wars I and II (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lockport.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The Lowertown Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 18, 2014
3. The Lowertown Historic District Marker
North Adams Street Lift Bridge over the Erie Canal. The bridge motors are no longer reliable, so it has been left in the raised position indefinitely. There is a twin bridge a few blocks west (Exchange Street) that is restored and functioning. When built, heavy canal traffic in season meant these bridges were predominently in the raised position. Staircases at either end (far left) allowed pedestrians to use the bridges when raised.
The Lowertown Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 18, 2014
4. The Lowertown Historic District Marker
Eastward view. Tour boat heading west towards the marker.
The Lowertown Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 18, 2014
5. The Lowertown Historic District Marker
Tour boat heading west towards their facility.
Washington Hunt House image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 16, 2014
6. Washington Hunt House
As noted on The Lowertown Historic District Marker. House is at Market and Adam Streets. It is now a law office.
Washington Hunt House image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 16, 2014
7. Washington Hunt House
Facing Market Street.
Christ Church image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 16, 2014
8. Christ Church
As noted on The Lowertown Historic District Marker. Facing Market Street at Vine Street. Currently vacant.
Christ Church image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 16, 2014
9. Christ Church
Vine Street and Market Street sides.
Christ Church image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 16, 2014
10. Christ Church
Vine Street side.
Christ Church image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 16, 2014
11. Christ Church
Cornerstone. The church was built for the marriage of Washington Hunt, who was a Congressman and a Governor of New York.
Vine Street School image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 16, 2014
12. Vine Street School
As noted on The Lowertown Historic District Marker. View at corner of Vine and Garden Streets.
Vine Street School image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, September 16, 2014
13. Vine Street School
South and east sides, Garden Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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