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Lowell in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Pollard Exchange

1891

 

—Downtown Lowell Historic District —

 
Pollard Exchange Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
1. Pollard Exchange Marker
Inscription.

Middle Street was first developed in the 1830s and 1840s as a residential street, then largely redeveloped in the 1880s and 1890s with four and five story commercial and light-industrial buildings like this one. Originally known as the Parker Block, it was designed in the Neoclassical Revival style by local architect Frederick Stickney who also designed the Pollard Memorial Library (1893) on Merrimack Street. In 1897, the Lowell Textile School opened here, a predecessor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
 
Erected 2016 by City of Lowell and Lowell Historic Board.
 
Location. 42° 38.708′ N, 71° 18.588′ W. Marker is in Lowell, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Middle Street west of Central Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 55-67 Middle Street, Lowell MA 01852, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Simpson and Rowland Building (a few steps from this marker); Davis Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Institute Building (within shouting distance of this marker); McCarthy Building (within shouting

Pollard Exchange image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
2. Pollard Exchange
distance of this marker); Cherry and Webb Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Middlesex Safe Deposit and Trust Company Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Fire Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bon Marche Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lowell.
 
Also see . . .
1. Downtown Lowell Historic District. (Submitted on May 28, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lowell measures buildings in 'stories' (Lowell Sun, 2016). (Submitted on May 28, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Repair and Rehabilitation of Historic Sidewalk Vault Lights (National Park Service Tech Notes). (Submitted on May 28, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Pollard Exchange Sidewalk Vault Lights image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
3. Pollard Exchange Sidewalk Vault Lights
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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