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

The Lowell Sculptures: One, Two, and Three

Robert Cumming

 

— 1990 —

 
The Lowell Sculptures: One, Two, and Three Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
1. The Lowell Sculptures: One, Two, and Three Marker
Inscription.  

Site: Boardinghouse Park
Material: Granite, brick, and steel

These sculptures, located in three corners of the park, are composed of simple forms based on Lowell symbols that have been combined in a modular design. The shapes represent aspects of factory cities. The thread spool/beehive piece, for example, is a symbol of industry. Sculpture One includes a six-ton silhouette of Francis Cabot Lowell, for whom the city was named.
 
Erected by Lowell Public Art Collection.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkMan-Made FeaturesParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 42° 38.848′ N, 71° 18.476′ W. Marker is in Lowell, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on John Street north of French Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is near the east corner of Boarding House Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 French 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. The Rule of the Bell (a few steps from this

The Lowell Sculptures: One, Two, and Three Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
2. The Lowell Sculptures: One, Two, and Three Marker
Looking ESE
marker); Florence Patti Marion (within shouting distance of this marker); In the Shadow of the Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); Evolution of a Millyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Harnessing Waterpower (within shouting distance of this marker); W.H. Parker Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brown, Fay, and Watson Houses (about 600 feet away); The Birth of an Industrial City (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lowell.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lowell Public Art Walk. (Submitted on May 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lowell Sculpture One. (Submitted on May 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Lowell Sculpture One image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
3. Lowell Sculpture One
Francis Cabot Lowell silhouette
Lowell Sculpture Two image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
4. Lowell Sculpture Two
Lowell Sculpture Three image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
5. Lowell Sculpture Three
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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