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

Simpson and Rowland Building

1891

 

—Downtown Lowell Historic District —

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

Middle Street's smaller residential buildings built in the 1830s and 1840s were rapidly replaced by four and five story commercial and light-industrial buildings like this one during the 1880s and 1890s. Wholesale grocers Simpson and Rowland operated here until 1929. Other early occupants included John McAskie, maker of tents, awnings, sails, and horse covers as well as Charles Robinson, a printer, all reflecting this street's transition from residential to commercial use in the late 19th century.
 
Erected 2016 by City of Lowell and Lowell Historic Board.
 
Location. 42° 38.7′ N, 71° 18.599′ 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: 82-88 Middle Street, Lowell MA 01852, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pollard Exchange (a few steps from this marker); Institute Building (within shouting distance of this marker); McCarthy Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Fire Station (within shouting distance of this

Simpson and Rowland Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
2. Simpson and Rowland Building and Marker
marker); Davis Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Middlesex Safe Deposit and Trust Company Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherry and Webb Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bon Marche Building (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 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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