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

J.C. Ayer & Company Laboratory

1859

 

—Downtown Lowell Historic District —

 
J.C. Ayer & Company Laboratory Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
1. J.C. Ayer & Company Laboratory Marker
Inscription.

This Italianate style building along with one to the rear on Middle Street was home to one of Lowell's largest patent medicine companies, J.C. Ayer & Company. A major Lowell industry, patent medicine companies like Ayer served national markets and were pioneers in mass advertising. Founded in the 1840s, the company headquartered here from 1859 until 1917. Later occupants included a Studebaker Motor Car dealership, union offices, and an electrical supply company. Rehabilitation in 2004 converted the upper floors into residences.
 
Erected 2016 by City of Lowell and Lowell Historic Board.
 
Location. 42° 38.683′ N, 71° 18.725′ W. Marker is in Lowell, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and Palmer Street, on the right when traveling west on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 167-189 Market Street, Lowell MA 01852, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lowell Gas Light Building (within shouting distance of this marker); W.A. Mack Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Homage to Women (within shouting distance of this marker);

J.C. Ayer & Company Laboratory and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2018
2. J.C. Ayer & Company Laboratory and Marker
The Worker (within shouting distance of this marker); Victorian Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Lowell Institution for Savings Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Locomotives in Lowell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Merrimack St. Depot (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.)
3. J.C. Ayer & Co. of Lowell, Mass (extract from Lowell Courier, 1878). (Submitted on May 28, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. “J.C. Ayer & Co. and the Civil War” (Hoyt, 2011). (Submitted on May 28, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
J.C. Ayer & Company Advertisement image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, undated
3. J.C. Ayer & Company Advertisement
 
 
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 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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