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

Florence Patti Marion

Arts Administrator, Teacher, Writer, Performer, Wife, Mother

 

— (1943 - 2000) —

 
Florence Patti Marion Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
1. Florence Patti Marion Marker
Inscription.  

Florence was the guiding light of the Lowell Summer Music Festival at Boarding House Park for seven years. Instantly recognizable, she was the woman with the big smile and the bright red hair who welcomed audiences each weekend. Her energy, intelligence and creativity made it a success. She was a major contributor to Lowell's cultural renaissance for thirty years.

Lowell Summer Music Festival (Director, Assistant Director)
University of Massachusetts Lowell,
Center for the Arts (Associate Director)
Whistler House Museum of Art (Executive Director)
Merrimack Repertory Theater (Publications Coordinator)
Lowell Cultural Council (Vice Chair)
Command Performance (Co-Founder)
Lowell Opera Company
Gallery 21 (Co-Director)

July 6, 2000


 
Erected 2000.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEntertainmentParks & Recreational AreasWomen.
 
Location. 42° 38.824′ N, 71° 18.493′ 
Florence Patti Marion Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
2. Florence Patti Marion Marker
Marker is in the brickwork, to left of photo. Looking NNW into Boarding House Park
W. Marker is in Lowell, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of French Street and John Street, on the right when traveling west on French Street. Marker is in the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Boarding House Park, 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 Lowell Sculptures: One, Two, and Three (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rule of the Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); In the Shadow of the Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); Harnessing Waterpower (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Evolution of a Millyard (about 300 feet away); W.H. Parker Building (about 400 feet away); Brown, Fay, and Watson Houses (about 500 feet away); To Education (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lowell.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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