Lowell Gas Light Building
— Downtown Lowell Historic District —
Established in 1849, the Lowell Gas Light Company supplied piped coal gas that lit the city's mills, businesses, and street lamps. Designed in the more contemporary and elegant Italianate style, the building contrasted with earlier Federal and Greek Revival structures downtown. Built to house the company's administrative offices, the original building was added on to several times, the last being a 1920s gable-roofed rear wing containing a gas appliance showroom.
Erected by City of Lowell and Lowell Historic Board.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 42° 38.71′ N, 71° 18.744′ W. Marker is in Lowell, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Shattuck Street and Middle Street, on the left when traveling south on Shattuck Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 22 Shattuck Street, Lowell MA 01852, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victorian Garden (a few steps from this marker); Lowell Institution for Savings Building (within
Also see . . .
1. Downtown Lowell Historic District. (Submitted on May 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lowell measures buildings in 'stories' (Lowell Sun, 2016). (Submitted on May 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.