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

Institute Building

ca. 1891

 

—Downtown Lowell Historic District —

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

Middle Street was first developed in the 1830s and 1840s as a residential street, then largely redeveloped in the 1880s and 1890s with four and five story commercial and light-industrial buildings like this one. Originally known as the Burke Block, it was home to the Burke Temperance Institute, one of many temperance societies in Lowell during the 19th century. By the early 20th century, a portion of the large A.G. Pollard Company department store complex was located here.
 
Erected 2016 by City of Lowell and Lowell Historic Board.
 
Location. 42° 38.703′ N, 71° 18.628′ W. Marker is in Lowell, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Middle Street west of Central Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 98 Middle Street, Lowell MA 01852, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McCarthy Building (a few steps from this marker); Central Fire Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Simpson and Rowland Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Pollard Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); Middlesex Safe Deposit and Trust Company Building

Institute Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
2. Institute Building and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Bon Marche Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Davis Block (about 300 feet away); Homage to Women (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
 
Institute Building Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
3. Institute Building Detail
 
 
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 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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