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

Wentworth Building

1845

 

—Downtown Lowell Historic District —

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

Greek Revival in style with a mansard roof added after an 1865 fire, this building housed a typical main street hardware store for over 100 years and originally contained a public meeting hall upstairs. One of many locations for lectures and recitals in early Lowell, Edgar Allan Poe spoke here in 1848. In an early preservation victory, demolition for a proposed parking lot was blocked in 1976 and the building was rehabilitated in 1980 for affordable elderly housing.
 
Erected 2016 by City of Lowell and Lowell Historic Board.
 
Location. 42° 38.745′ N, 71° 18.728′ W. Marker is in Lowell, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Merrimack Street and Shattuck Street, on the right when traveling east on Merrimack Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 254-262 Merrimack Street, Lowell MA 01852, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steam Railroads In New England (a few steps from this marker); Old City Hall (a few steps from this marker); Merrimack St. Depot (a few steps from this marker); Street of Lightning (a few steps from this marker);

Wentworth Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
2. Wentworth Building Marker
In the Shattuck Street entrance alcove
George L. Duncan Dedication Plaza and Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Lowell Institution for Savings Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Irish Labor (within shouting distance of this marker); Debating Slavery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lowell.
 
Also see . . .
1. Downtown Lowell Historic District. (Submitted on May 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lowell measures buildings in 'stories' (Lowell Sun, 2016). (Submitted on May 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Wentworth Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
3. Wentworth Building Marker
Up stairs on left
Wentworth Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
4. Wentworth Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on May 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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