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

Lowell Manufacturing Company

Market Mills

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 25, 2013
1. Lowell Manufacturing Company Marker
Inscription. The first Lowell Manufacturing Company buildings were constructed along Pawtucket Canal in 1828 in order to make use of Lowell’s abundant water power. The two steam-powered building in this courtyard, however, were erected in 1882 and 1902 as the demand for greater productivity continued to increase. Unlike other Lowell corporations, the Lowell Manufacturing Company had always specialized in the manufacture of carpets, even after its sale to the Bigelow Carpet Company in 1899. When carpet prices fell and competition increased in the early 20th century, the company became the first of Lowell’s major corporations to leave the city. Like other Lowell mills, the two buildings here had been subject to neglect and deterioration until their renovations in 1982 as part of the city’s revitalization.
 
Location. 42° 38.617′ N, 71° 18.783′ W. Marker is in Lowell, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lowell MA 01852, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Lowell National Historical Park (within shouting distance of this marker); The Worker (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Homage to Women
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By Don Morfe, May 25, 2013
2. Lowell Manufacturing Company Marker
(about 500 feet away); Merrimack St. Depot (about 700 feet away); Street of Lighting (about 700 feet away); Steam Railroads In New England (approx. 0.2 miles away); Irish Labor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Debating Slavery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lowell.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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By Don Morfe, May 25, 2013
3. Lowell Manufacturing Company Marker
The Lowell National Historic Park Visitor Center is near the Lowell Manufacturing Marker.
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By Don Morfe, May 25, 2013
4. Lowell Manufacturing Company Marker
Other buildings in the manufacturing complex.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 12, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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