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

McCarthy Building

ca. 1892

 

—Downtown Lowell Historic District —

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

When Palmer Street was created in 1889, new lots along the street were quickly built upon including this corner building, designed in the Queen Anne style popular for Lowell commercial buildings in the 1880s and 1890s. Originally five stories in height, the top three floors were removed during the Great Depression in order to reduce property taxes. After a fire gutted the building in 1991, it was at risk for demolition until being rehabilitated in 1993.
 
Erected 2016 by City of Lowell and Lowell Historic Board.
 
Location. 42° 38.701′ N, 71° 18.635′ W. Marker is in Lowell, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Palmer Street and Middle Street, on the left when traveling south on Palmer Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44 Palmer Street, Lowell MA 01852, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Institute Building (a few steps from this marker); Central Fire Station (a few steps from this marker); Simpson and Rowland Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Pollard Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker);

McCarthy Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
2. McCarthy Building and Marker
Marker is on the wall to right of corner entrance, above the benches
Middlesex Safe Deposit and Trust Company Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Homage to Women (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bon Marche Building (about 300 feet away); Davis Block (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lowell.
 
Also see . . .
1. Downtown Lowell Historic District. (Submitted on May 28, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lowell measures buildings in 'stories' (Lowell Sun, 2016). (Submitted on May 28, 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 28, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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