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

Old City Hall

1830

 

—Downtown Lowell Historic District —

 
Old City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
1. Old City Hall Marker
Inscription.

Lowell's Greek Revival style "Town House" originally had a large meeting hall upstairs. Town meetings ended in 1836 when Lowell became a city but the meeting hall continued in public use including a speech by Illinois Congressman Abraham Lincoln in 1848. The first City library in the nation opened here in 1845. The current City Hall opened in 1893 and by 1896, the building was sold and privately remodeled. Rehabilitated in 1987, the exterior reflects the building's 1896 Colonial Revival appearance.
 
Erected 2016 by City of Lowell and Lowell Historic Board.
 
Location. 42° 38.743′ N, 71° 18.712′ 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: 222 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); George L. Duncan Dedication Plaza and Fountain (a few steps from this marker); Wentworth Building (a few steps from this marker); Merrimack St. Depot

Old City Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
2. Old City Hall and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Street of Lightning (within shouting distance of this marker); Irish Labor (within shouting distance of this marker); Debating Slavery (within shouting distance of this marker); Lowell Institution for Savings Building (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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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