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

Lowell Gas Light Building

1859

 

—Downtown Lowell Historic District —

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

Established in 1849, the Lowell Gas Light Company supplied piped coal gas that lit the city's mills, businesses, and street lamps. Designed in the more contemporary and elegant Italianate style, the building contrasted with earlier Federal and Greek Revival structures downtown. Built to house the company's administrative offices, the original building was added on to several times, the last being a 1920s gable-roofed rear wing containing a gas appliance showroom.
 
Erected by City of Lowell and Lowell Historic Board.
 
Location. 42° 38.71′ N, 71° 18.744′ 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: 22 Shattuck Street, Lowell MA 01852, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victorian Garden (a few steps from this marker); Lowell Institution for Savings Building (within shouting distance of this marker); W.A. Mack Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Merrimack St. Depot (within shouting

Lowell Gas Light Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
2. Lowell Gas Light Building and Marker
distance of this marker); Street of Lightning (within shouting distance of this marker); Locomotives in Lowell (within shouting distance of this marker); The Worker (within shouting distance of this marker); J.C. Ayer & Company Laboratory (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 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lowell measures buildings in 'stories' (Lowell Sun, 2016). (Submitted on May 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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