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

Lowell Institution for Savings Building

1845

 

—Downtown Lowell Historic District —

 
Lowell Institution for Savings Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
1. Lowell Institution for Savings Building Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  

The Lowell Institution for Savings was founded in 1829, providing a savings bank for the early "mill girls." Greek Revival in style, it housed the bank until its closure in 1992. Other tenants shared the building over the years including artists, architects, musicians, engineers, doctors, and community groups. The original wrought-iron balcony survives while the elaborate copper cornice dates from a 1919 renovation that also reduced the building in height from three to two stories.
 
Erected 2016 by City of Lowell and Lowell Historic Board.
 
Location. 42° 38.722′ N, 71° 18.733′ 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: 18 Shattuck Street, Lowell MA 01852, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Merrimack St. Depot (a few steps from this marker); Street of Lightning (a few steps from

Lowell Institution for Savings Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
2. Lowell Institution for Savings Building
Marker is near the SW corner of the building, barely visible in photo
this marker); Lowell Gas Light Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Victorian Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); George L. Duncan Dedication Plaza and Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Wentworth Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Old City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Steam Railroads In New England (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lowell.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lowell Institution for Savings History. (Submitted on May 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lowell Institution for Savings History. (Submitted on May 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Downtown Lowell Historic District. (Submitted on May 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Lowell measures buildings in 'stories' (Lowell Sun, 2016). (Submitted on May 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Lowell Institution for Savings Building image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, pre/1919
3. Lowell Institution for Savings Building
Historic photo that hangs inside the New England Quilt Museum, current occupant of the building. Note the three stories
 
 
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 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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