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

Brown, Fay, and Watson Houses

ca. 1844

 

—Downtown Lowell Historic District —

 
Brown, Fay, and Watson Houses Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
1. Brown, Fay, and Watson Houses Marker
Inscription.

These three Greek Revival style town houses were among several private residences built along Kirk Street in the 1840s and 1850s for a growing middle class that was being attracted to Lowell. Named from right to left for their earliest known occupants, Alpheus Brown was a lawyer and Abijah Watson sold hardware, clothing, and later was a bookseller while little is known about the middle unit's owner Fay. Extremely dilapidated by the 1980s, they were restored in 1989 for offices.
 
Erected 2016 by City of Lowell and Lowell Historic Board.
 
Location. 42° 38.815′ N, 71° 18.597′ W. Marker is in Lowell, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Kirk Street and Paige Street, on the right when traveling north on Kirk Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47 Kirk Street, Lowell MA 01852, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Education (a few steps from this marker); W.H. Parker Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Lowell High School Clock Restoration (within shouting distance of this marker); Raymond A. Sullivan (within

Brown, Fay, and Watson Houses and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
2. Brown, Fay, and Watson Houses and Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Wetherbee, Kelly, Rose, Maynard, and Ward Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); Life on the Corporation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Birth of an Industrial City (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bon Marche Building (about 400 feet away). 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 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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