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By Russell C. Bixby, June 27, 2011
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Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Acton — Captain John Heald1630 - 1930
Here was the home of Captain John Heald, first selectman of Acton, who on April 19, 1689, marched to Boston with a military company to assist in the overthrow of Sir Edmund Andros. — Map (db m48826) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Acton — Captain Thomas Wheeler House1630 - 1930
Site of first house in Acton, built by Captain Thomas Wheeler in 1668. He was commissioned to keep fifty cattle for the inhabitants and at night protect them in a yard from wild beasts. He was wounded by the Indians in King Philip's War. — Map (db m48823) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Acton — Faulkner Homestead1630 - 1930
Site of garrison house built before 1700. Opposite, Ammi Ruhamah Faulkner had his saw and grist mill and woolen mill in 1735. — Map (db m48819) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — Arlington Reservoir
On this site Arlington erected a standpipe 1894 The Metropolitan Water Works acquired the standpipe and began to supply water to Arlington 1899 From the standpipe were also supplied Lexington 1903 Belmont 1909 The first standpipe . . . — Map (db m50842) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — Captain Cooke’s Mill Lane1630 – 1930
The road to Captain Cooke’s grist mill, built in 1638; the first water mill in this vicinity. — Map (db m43050) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — Cooper’s Tavern
Here stood Cooper’s Tavern, in which Jabez Wyman and Jason Winship were killed by the British April 19, 1775. — Map (db m18137) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — House of John Cutter
Site of the house of John Cutter. Set on fire during the British retreat, April 19, 1775. — Map (db m18140) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — Jason Russell House1630 – 1930
Built by Martha, widow of William Russell, about 1680. Occupied until 1890 by her descendants, of whom Jason Russell lost his life in the conflict of April 19, 1775. — Map (db m43052) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — Old Men of Menotomy
At this spot on April 19, 1775 the Old Men of Menotomy captured a convoy of eighteen soldiers with supplies on its way to join the British at Lexington. — Map (db m18138) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — Samuel Whittemore
Near this spot Samuel Whittemore, then 80 years old, killed three British soldiers April 19, 1775. He was shot, bayoneted, beaten and left for dead, but recovered and lived to be 98 years of age. — Map (db m18142) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — The Foot of the Rocks
1635 Menotomy 1807 West Cambridge 1867 Arlington This park is dedicated by the people of Arlington to the memory of Colonial Minutemen and British soldiers who met here in the first great battle of the Revolutionary War. British troops in retreat . . . — Map (db m18613) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — The Foot of the Rocks
In this neighborhood “The Foot of the Rocks” Henry Wellington, a commissioned officer of the War of 1812-14, and his wife Eliza Teele, natives of this town, made their home in 1819; in honor of his parents, and ancestors, this memorial . . . — Map (db m18615) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — Whittemore Park
“Uncle Sam”           The birthplace of Samuel Wilson once stood near the main crossroad of the Northwest parish of Cambridge, the center of the district known as Menotomy. Wilson, born on September 13, 1766, was only eight when . . . — Map (db m45243) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Billerica — Billerica1630 - 1930
Early name Shawshin, originally a part of Cambridge, set off as a town in 1655. Named after Billerica in Essex. — Map (db m48832) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Billerica — Danforth Homestead1630 - 1930
Site of homestead of Captain Jonathan Danforth, pioneer of Billerica and famous surveyor. "He rode the circuit, chain'd great towns and farms to good behavior; and by well worked stations he fixed their bounds for many generations. " — Map (db m104020) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Billerica — John Rogers Homestead1630 - 1930
Near this spot stood the John Rogers homestead, which was destroyed in the Indian massacre of 1695, and the entire family killed. — Map (db m48838) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Boxborough — Henderson Inches Sawmill
Henderson Inches operated a sawmill on this site circa 1806–1865. The mill was used to clear his large oak woods which extended east and west of this location. The mill foundation, millrace and dam are visible before you. Henry David . . . — Map (db m108986) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Cambridge1630 - 1930
Location chosen in 1630 to be the capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Settled in 1631 under leadership of Thomas Dudley and called the New Town. The College ordered to be here, 1637. Name changed to Cambridge after the English University Town, . . . — Map (db m48824) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Christ Church
Oldest church building in Cambridge. Built in 1760 occupied by Continental troops in 1775. — Map (db m117362) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Davenport Car Manufactory
Site of the factory of Charles Davenport Pioneer of railroad car development Builder of carriages and stages 1832 – 1857 — Map (db m49748) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — First Long-Distance Phone Call
From this site on October 9, 1876 the first two-way long distance telephone conversation was carried on for three hours. From here in Cambridgeport Thomas G. Watson spoke over a telegraph wire to Alexander Graham Bell at the office . . . — Map (db m49766) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Fort Washington
Constructed November 1775 by the Continental Army under General George Washington This fort was used during the Siege of Boston and helped force its evacuation by the British — Map (db m18763) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Fourth Meeting House
Site of the Fourth Meeting House built in 1756. Here Washington worshipped in 1775. Constitutional Convention of Massachusetts held here in 1779. Lafayette welcomed here in 1824. — Map (db m77777) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Gen. Casimir Pulaski
To the memory of Gen. Casimir Pulaski Polish Patriot who fought for freedom on two continents. He volunteered his services to the Continental Army of the U. S. For distinguished service at the Battle of Brandywine, he was appointed a Brigadier . . . — Map (db m18166) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — MA-27 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
. . . — Map (db m17963) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko
To the memory of Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko Polish Patriot • • • Hero of two continents • Champion of Liberty and the rights of man • • He came to America in 1776 and volunteered his services for the cause of American Revolution • His valor and . . . — Map (db m18167) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Hollis Hall
Built by the Province of The Massachusetts Bay In New England, in 1763 Named in honor of Thomas Hollis of London, Merchant, and other members of the same family, constant and generous benefactors of Harvard College from 1719 to 1804 Used as . . . — Map (db m109037) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Indian College
Near this spot from 1655 to 1698 stood the Indian College. Here American Indian and English students lived and studied in accordance with the 1650 charter of Harvard College calling for the education of the English and Indian youth of this . . . — Map (db m77789) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Jake & Earl's Dixie BBQ
Historic Plaque On this spot stood Jake & Earl's Dixie BBQ A favorite hangout of local patriots Destroyed by a regiment of British troops in the spring of 1775. Officially not on the Freedom Trail, it was still one of Paul Revere's . . . — Map (db m70038) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — James Walter Mullally Crossing
On the evening of October 11, 1920, James Walter Mullally, a crossing tender on the Boston & Maine Railroad at the North Cambridge station, which was located nearby, lost his life in a vain attempt to rescue the aged Mrs. Emma Osgood from an . . . — Map (db m100461) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Old Charlestown – Watertown Path
Reverend Thomas Hooker and his congregation took this path on their exodus from Cambridge in 1636. The strong bent of their spirits caused them to seek new lands and eventually to found Hartford in Connecticut. [ Second Marker: ] View . . . — Map (db m44255) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Oldest House in Cambridge1630 – 1930
At Number 21 Linnaean Street is the Cooper-Austin House built in 1657 at what was then the northern end of the Cambridge Cow Common, by John Cooper, selectman, town clerk, and deacon of the church. — Map (db m43049) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Putnam School
Site of Fort Putnam Erected by the American forces December 1775 During the Siege of Boston — Map (db m55623) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Sir Richard's Landing
Here at the river’s edge the settlers of Watertown led by Sir Richard Saltonstall landed July 30, 1630.

Here Reverend George Phillips protest in 1632 against taxation without representation struck the first note of civil liberty heard in this . . . — Map (db m43365) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Sir Richard's Landing1630 - 1930
Here at the river's edge the settlers of Watertown led by Sir Richard Saltonstall landed in June 1630. Later this spot became known as Gerry's Landing, for Elbridge Gerry, signer of the Declaration of Independence and Governor of Massachusetts who . . . — Map (db m48016) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Spot where the British Landed
Near this spot 800 British soldiers from Boston Common landed April 19th, 1775 on their march to Lexington and Concord — Map (db m55622) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Stephen Daye
Here lived Stephen Daye who set up near by the first printing press in British America 1638 — Map (db m115316) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — These Cannon Were Abandoned
These cannon were abandoned at Fort Independence (Castle William) by the British forces when they evacuated the City of Boston March 17, 1776 — Map (db m18003) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow HouseLongfellow National Historic Site
Built in 1759 Headquarters for George Washington 1775 – 1776 . Home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Family & Descendants 1837 1950 — Map (db m19085) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Washington Elm
Under this tree Washington first took command of the American Army, July 3d 1775 — Map (db m125607) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Washington’s General Orders
Washington’s General Orders given at Cambridge, July 4, 1775 “The Continental Congress having taken all the troops of the several Colonies, which have been raised, or which may be hereafter raised for the support and defence of the . . . — Map (db m17999) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Way to Charlestown1630 – 1930
Washington Street, Somerville, and Kirkland and Brattle Streets, Cambridge, "Skirting marshes and river," follow the old Indian trail from Charlestown to Watertown. Along this way in 1636 went the Reverend Thomas Hooker and his congregation on their . . . — Map (db m48017) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Carlisle — Minutemen Muster Location
On this site stood the original meeting house where Minutemen, from what is now Carlisle, assembled and marched to the North Bridge in Concord April 19, 1775

Stg. James Nickles • Pvt. Nathon Munroe • Pvt. John Nickles • Pvt. Aaron . . . — Map (db m103323) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Chelmsford — Chelmsford1630 - 1930
Settled in 1653 by people from Concord and Woburn. Named after Chelmsford in Essex. — Map (db m48834) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Chelmsford — Chelmsford1630 - 1930
Settled in 1653 by people from Concord and Woburn. Named after Chelmsford in Essex. — Map (db m48836) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Chelmsford — Chelmsford’s “Minuteman Boulder”
Here On the 19th of April 1775 The minute guns summoned The men of Chelmsford To the Concord fight. — Map (db m31125) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Chelmsford — District No. 1 School
Erected in 1802 on the site of Chelmsford’s first school house. — Map (db m42361) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Chelmsford — First School for Lip-Reading
Harriet B. Rogers, assisted by Mary S. Byam, opened here in 1866 the Chelmsford School, the first in America to successfully teach lip-reading and speech to deaf children. In 1867 it was moved to Northampton as the Clarke School for the Deaf. — Map (db m42365) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Chelmsford — Oldest Toll House
Middlesex Canal Toll House 1832 Oldest Canal Toll House in America. — Map (db m31197) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Chelmsford — Revolutionary War Monument
South-southeast face: In honor of the Townsmen of Chelmsford in the War of the Revolution This monument is erected by a Grateful posterity. East-northeast face: Lt. Col. Moses Parker and Capt. Benj. Walker Wounded at . . . — Map (db m31182) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Acton Minutemen
Line of March April 19, 1775 Acton Minutemen — Map (db m19081) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Acton Minutemen
Line of March April 19, 1775 Acton Minutemen — Map (db m19082) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — An Evolving Legacy
The world has seen no grander movement than that of our Revolution . . .   The people, to a man, were full of a great and noble sentiment. It is marvelous to see how many powerful writers, orators, and soldiers started up just at the . . . — Map (db m45235) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Bedford Minutemen
Line of March April 19, 1775 — Map (db m19076) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Bedford Minutemen
Line of March April 19, 1775 — Map (db m19078) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — British Soldier
19 April 1775 Near this site was buried a British soldier of the 4th the King’s Own Regt. of Foot fatally wounded at North Bridge — Map (db m18168) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Captain David Brown House Site
Here on this site lived the Brown family of Concord, who arrived from England in 1644. The exposed foundation on you left is from the first Brown family home. During the 1750s, their descendent David Brown constructed a new house. On your right, the . . . — Map (db m18204) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Captain Isaac Davis
On the morning of April 19, 1775, approximately 400 colonials stood on the hill overlooking the North Bridge. As smoke rose from Concord center, the order to march was given. In the exchange of fire that followed, Captain Isaac Davis, who had . . . — Map (db m18024) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Casey’s Home
In 1775 Casey was Samuel Whitney’s slave. When revolution came, he ran away to war, fought for the colonies, and returned to Concord a free man. — Map (db m18526) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Concord Battle Monument
Here on the 19th of April 1775 was made the first forcible resistance to British aggression. On the opposite bank stood the American Militia. Here stood the invading Army and on this spot the first of the enemy fell in the War of that Revolution . . . — Map (db m18021) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Concord Fight
On the morning of April nineteenth, 1775, while the British held this bridge, the minute-men and militia of Concord and neighboring towns gathered on the hill across the river. There the Concord Adjutant, Joseph Hosmer, demanded, “Will you let . . . — Map (db m18027) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Concord Massachusetts Civil War Memorial
West Face The Town of Concord builds this monument in honor of the brave men whose names it bears, and records with grateful pride that they found here a birthplace, home or grave. 1866.

East face They died for their country . . . — Map (db m107673) WM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Concord Massachusetts Spanish American War Memorial
Concord places this stone honouring the memory of

Corporal Ralph P Hosmer • Private Charles A. Hart • Private George Adams of Concords Company I Sixth Massachusetts Infantry. They died at Utuado Puerto Rico in the service of their country. . . . — Map (db m107680) HM WM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Concord Massachusetts War Memorials
The monument on the left honors three residents killed in Korea and one lost in Iraq. Howard Francis Heyliger • James Edward Smith Jr. • Wilfrid Wheeler, III • Brian M. McPhillips

The monument on the right honors five killed in Vietnam . . . — Map (db m107681) HM WM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Concord Massachusetts World War I Honor Roll
At the green’s south end, a large boulder features a plaque honoring 25 residents who died in World War I. The plaque also includes poetry verses writted by Concord resident Ralph Waldo Emerson. World War II.

Frank Arnold Andersen • Natale . . . — Map (db m107676) WM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Ephraim Wales Bull
planted seeds of a wild abrusca grape found growing on this hillside which after three generations through his work and wisdom became in this garden in September 1840 the Concord Grape — Map (db m36721) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — First Town House
Near this spot stood the first Town House used for town meetings and the county courts 1721 – 1794 — Map (db m18523) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Grave of British Soldiers
They came three thousand miles and died to keep the past upon its throne. Unheard beyond the ocean tide, their English mother made her moan. April 19, 1775 — Map (db m18022) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Henry David Thoreau
was imprisoned for one night in a jail on this site, July, 1846 for refusing to recognize the right of the state to collect taxes from him in support of slavery – an episode made famous in his essay “Civil Disobedience.” — Map (db m82325) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Henry David ThoreauSurveyor 1846- 1860 — Point of Beginning
“as I am measuring along the Marlboro Road- a fine little blue-slate butterfly fluttered over the chain”

To support his philosophical and scientific endeavors, Henry David Thoreau practiced the profession of surveying . . . — Map (db m120909) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — House and Farm of Colonel James Barrett
House and Farm of Colonel James Barrett. Commanding Officer of the Middlesex Militia On the morning of April 19, 1775, the British march from Boston which resulted in the outbreak of the Revolutionary War ended here with a search for military . . . — Map (db m18064) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — House of Rev Peter Bulkeley
Here in the house of the Reverend Peter Bulkeley first minister and one of the founders of this town a bargain was made with the Squaw Sachem, the Sacamore Tahattawan and other Indians who then sold their right in the six miles square called Concord . . . — Map (db m18527) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Jethro’s Tree1630 - 1930
Near this spot stood the ancient oak known as Jethro’s Tree beneath which Major Simon Willard and his associates bought from the Indians the “6 myles of land square” ordered by the General Court for the Plantation of Concord September . . . — Map (db m18169) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Landscape Changes
At the time of the Battle, this area was a cleared pasture owned by Samuel Brooks, whose house is on Battle Road before you. In contrast to today’s forested landscape, the 1775 landscape was predominantly open farmland. A common myth about the . . . — Map (db m18554) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Major John Buttrick
. . . — Map (db m18172) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Major John Buttrick House
Here was the home of the Colonial officer who led the advance to the North Bridge. With British soldiers firing directly at his men, Major John Buttrick gave the order, “Fire, fellow soldiers, for God’s sake, fire!” It was the first time . . . — Map (db m18173) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Meriam’s Corner
The British Troops retreating from the Old North Bridge were here attacked in flank by the Men of Concord and neighboring towns and driven under a hot fire to Charleston. — Map (db m18055) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Meriam’s CornerMinute Man Nat'l Hist Park, Mass — National Park Service
Here begins the Battle Road. After brief battles at Lexington Green and Concord’s North Bridge, Colonists and British soldiers clashed here at Meriam’s Corner. Colonial militia and minute men coming from the North Bridge fight were joined by . . . — Map (db m18057) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Meriam’s CornerMinute Man National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park was the starting place of the American Revolution: here the resolve of citizens willing to risk their lives for the ideals of liberty and self-determination was instrumental in the formation of the American . . . — Map (db m18377) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Nathaniel Hawthorne
. . . — Map (db m31277) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — On this Hill
On this Hill the Settlers of Concord built their Meeting House near which they were buried. On the southern slope of the ridge were their Dwellings during the first winter. Below it they laid out their first Road and on the summit stood the Liberty . . . — Map (db m18556) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Orchard House
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States U. S. . . . — Map (db m41905) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Reflections of the Revolution
Concord HymnBy the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood, And fired the shot heard round the world. The foe long since in silence slept; Alike the conqueror silent . . . — Map (db m45237) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Roger Brown1749 - 1840
. . . — Map (db m36722) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The First Provincial Congress
The First Provincial Congress of delegates from the towns of Massachusetts was called by conventions of the people to meet at Concord on the eleventh day of October 1774. The delegates assembled here in the Meeting-House on that day and organized . . . — Map (db m18524) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The First Settlement - 1635
Westward to the meetinghouse along the sunny slope of this ridge the settlers of Concord built their first dwellings. — Map (db m127419) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The Larch Path
Nathaniel Hawthorne loved and walked these grounds as Bronson Alcott had done before him. Trees and paths sheltered their spirits as the house did friends and family. — Map (db m31280) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The Milldam1630 - 1930
This short stretch of street still known as the milldam was the site of an Indian fishing weir and was laid out along the dam built soon after the settlement of the town in 1635. — Map (db m18170) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The Millpond1636
Used for water, fish, power and skating lay south and west of this spot. April 19, 1775 British troops dumped captured cannon shot, musket balls and barrels of flour into the pond. The militia later recovered most of the ammunition and a good part . . . — Map (db m18555) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The Minuteman of Concord 1775
. . . — Map (db m18017) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The Muster Field
“Will you let them burn the town down?” Lt. Joseph Hosmer of Concord “I haven’t a man who’s afraid to go.” Captain Isaac Davis of Acton “Do not fire on the King’s troops unless first fired . . . — Map (db m18200) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The North BridgeMinute Man National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park was the starting place of the American Revolution: here the resolve of citizens willing to risk their lives for the ideals of liberty and self-determination was instrumental in the formation of the American . . . — Map (db m18370) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The North BridgeMinute Man National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park was the starting place of the American Revolution: here the resolve of citizens willing to risk their lives for the ideals of liberty and self-determination was instrumental in the formation of the American . . . — Map (db m18372) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The Road to Colonel Barrett’s
In 1775 you would be standing at a fork on the Groton Road. The east fork, restored by the National Park Service, today leads up the hill to the Visitor Center. The west fork, now traced as a mown path, led to Colonel Barrett’s farm over a mile . . . — Map (db m18202) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — The Wright Tavern
Built in 1747 Kept by Amos Wright in 1775 --------------- Here met the Committees of the Provincial Congress on the eve of the Revolution while the larger body sat in a Meeting House close by. --------------- Headquarters of the Minutemen in the . . . — Map (db m18525) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Thoreau’s Cabin
Site of Thoreau’s Cabin Discovered Nov. 11, 1945 by Roland Wells Robbins Also, on a nearby fieldstone (see Fig. 3): Beneath these Stones lies the Chimney Foundation of Thoreau’s Cabin 1845–1847 “Go thou my . . . — Map (db m49548) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Trades along the Battle RoadMinute Man Nat’l Hist Park, Mass
In 1775, the house before you was the home of Job and Anna Brooks, and their children Asa and Anna. Across the street was the home of cousin Joshua Brooks and his family. From the late 17th century until the 19th century, there was a tannery at . . . — Map (db m18553) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Concord — Two Revolutions
The 18th-century American Revolution was followed by a 19th-century literary revolution in Concord, which advanced our ideas of individual liberty and equality. Concord authors such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau and . . . — Map (db m45234) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Dunstable — Dunstable1630 – 1930
Settled before 1673, a town in 1680, divided by the New Hampshire – Massachusetts boundary, the northern part becoming Nashua, New Hampshire in 1741. — Map (db m43413) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Dunstable — Dunstable1630 – 1930
Settled before 1673, a town in 1680, divided by the New Hampshire – Massachusetts boundary, the northern part becoming Nashua, New Hampshire in 1741. — Map (db m43415) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), East Lexington — Charles Follen
Born in Hesse-Darmstadt September 4, 1796 A fearless advocate of Liberty and Justice. Exiled for conscience sake, he sought in America the freedom denied him in the Old World. Distinguished for rich and varied learning, for uncompromising devotion . . . — Map (db m19194) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), East Lexington — Robbins Cemetery
Originally part of the Samuel Winship farm, this land was deeded by his son in 1784 as a cemetery for the Robbins, Winship, Buckman, Bowman and other Lexington families. Stephen Robbins and his son Eli, who are buried here, operated a fur dressing . . . — Map (db m19193) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Everett — Cuba China Philippines
Cuba China Philippines — Map (db m82668) WM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Framingham — MA-21 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed General Henry Knox in the winter of 1775 – 1776 to deliver to General George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston. Erected by the . . . — Map (db m17942) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Framingham — Our Soldiers' Lot

This tablet in honor of

John Nixon Captain of Minute Men at Concord Colonel at Bunker Hill Brigadier General at Governor's Island and Saratoga On Council of War with Washington Born Framingham March 1, 1727 Died . . . — Map (db m122601) WM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Framingham — Pike Haven Homestead1630 - 1930
Built in 1693 by Jeremiah Pike. He and his descendants were town and militia officers, yeomen and makers of spinning wheels, in the colonial period. This house has been occupied by the same family for eight generations. — Map (db m48805) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Framingham — Site of Eames Massacre
. . . — Map (db m54859) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Groton — Groton1630 - 1930
Settled as a frontier town in 1655 in the Indian region called Petapawag. When attacked by Indians of King Philip in 1676 all houses but four were burned, and the town was temporarily abandoned. Again attacked in 1689, 1704 and 1723. — Map (db m48822) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Groton — Parker House1630 - 1930
Near by stood a garrison house, residence of Captain James Parker, Commander of the town forces in King Philip's War. Here Captain Parker parleyed with the Indian Chief John Monoco regarding his threat to burn Groton and Boston, March 13, 1676. — Map (db m48821) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Hopkinton — "Flame of the Marathon Run"
A gift from the city of Marathon, Greece The historic lighting of the first “flame of the marathon run" was held on November 3, 2007 on the sacred location of the Battle of Marathon and the tomb of the Athenians.

In 2008, Hopkinton . . . — Map (db m52896) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Hopkinton — First Meetinghouse in Hopkinton
Near this spot stood the first Meetinghouse in Hopkinton Built in       Removed in   1724         1830   — Map (db m49880) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Hopkinton — The Bay Path1630 - 1930
An Indian trail before 1630. Pathway of the Pioneers. — Map (db m50139) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Hudson — Hudson Veteran's Memorial
Center Panel Dedicated to the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice and in honor of all who served their country in time of need. Left Panel World War II 1941-1945 Joseph Alexandrovich•Frances A. Benedetti•John J. . . . — Map (db m66306) WM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Hudson — Hudson Veteran's Memorial
Pedestal Base Hudson 1861 - 1898 - 1917 - 1941 - 1950 - 1965 Main Panel In honor of those who fought for our country Back Roll of Honor 1861 Civil War 1865 Names of Veterans of the Civil War 1898 Spanish American War . . . — Map (db m66308) WM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Battle of Lexington Monument
Sacred to Liberty & the Rights of mankind!!! The Freedom & Independence of America, Sealed and defended with the blood of her sons. This Monument is erected by the inhabitants of Lexington, under the patronage & at the expense of the Commonwealth . . . — Map (db m42586) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Buckman Tavern
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States U.S. Department . . . — Map (db m18457) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Buckman Tavern
In 1714, Lexington selectmen gave John Muzzey permission to keep a “Publique House of Entertainment.” On Sundays townspeople came here for a hot flip and a warm fire after sitting for hours in the unheated church. John Buckman owned . . . — Map (db m18482) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Cambridge Farms
In 1642, 11 men were proprietors of land grants in Lexington, using their land here for farming or holding it for speculation while living in Cambridge. By 1682, about 30 families lived in Lexington, then known as Cambridge Farms. Disliking the long . . . — Map (db m18481) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Hancock - Clarke House
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States U.S. Department . . . — Map (db m48421) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — House of Jonathan Harrington
. . . — Map (db m18456) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Lexington Green
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States U.S. Department . . . — Map (db m18458) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Lexington Meeting Houses
Site of the first three Meeting Houses in Lexington I Built 1692, when the town was a parish of Cambridge: II Built 1713, on the Incorporation of Lexington: III Built 1794: Burned, 1846. This spot is thus identified with the town’s history for 50 . . . — Map (db m18485) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Lexington Minuteman
Marker contains no text other than identifying the sculpture's benefactor: The bequest of Francis Brown Hayes to the town of Lexington — Map (db m23942) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Lexington Ship Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of those who served aboard a ship named Lexington ----------------- April 18, 1988 ----------------- The Lexington Lions Club U.S.S. Lexington CV-16 Association 1st Lexington 16 Gun Brigantine Originally the merchantman . . . — Map (db m18634) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Line of the Minutemen
Line of the Minutemen April 19,1775 Stand your ground Don't fire unless fired upon But if they mean to have a war let it begin here. Captain ParkerMap (db m83766) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Marrett and Nathan Munroe House
House of Marrett & Nathan Munroe-Built 1729, a Witness of the Battle — Map (db m62601) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Memorial to the Lexington Minute Men
These men gave everything dear in life, yea and life itself in support of the common cause. Back of Monument: Memorial to the Lexington Minute Men who were on the Green in the early morning engagement April 19, 1775 Capt. John Parker • Lt. . . . — Map (db m18631) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Munroe Tavern
Lexington Historical Society Munroe Tavern 1695 Earl Percy’s Headquarters April 19, 1775 — Map (db m18452) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Old Belfry
This belfry was erected on this hill in 1761 and removed to the Common in 1768. In it was hung the bell which rung out the alarm on the 19th of April 1775. In 1797 it was removed to the Parker Homestead in the south part of the town. In 1891 it . . . — Map (db m18483) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Prince Estabrook
In Honor of Prince Estabrook Prince Estabrook was a slave who lived in Lexington. At dawn on April, 19, 1775, he was one of the Lexington Minute Men awaiting the arrival of the British Regulars at the Buckman Tavern. In the battle which followed, . . . — Map (db m30085) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Rendezvous of the Minute Men
Built 1709 Rendezvous of the Minute Men before the Battle of Lexington April 19, 1775 — Map (db m18444) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — Rev. Carleton A. Staples
The Hancock – Clarke House - Preserved from destruction in 1890 - stands as a memorial to Rev. Carleton A. Staples through whose personal efforts the building was saved and moved to this spot Instrumental in forming the Lexington . . . — Map (db m19577) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — The Battle Green
The battle fought on the Lexington Common between the British and the Americans on April 19, 1775 was one of the first great events of the American Revolution. But for a century afterwards, residents paid no particular attention to their town . . . — Map (db m18480) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — The Site of the Old Belfry
The Site of The Old Belfry from which the alarm was rung April 19, 1775 This Tablet was erected by the Lexington Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1910 — Map (db m18454) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lexington — This Flag Pole
Dedicated as the permanent memorial of the 200th Anniversary of The Battle of Lexington April 19, 1775 First armed conflict of the American Revolution. Lexington Bicentennial Corporation 1976 Right Marker: This flag of the United States of . . . — Map (db m18460) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — April 19, 1775-The Dawn of RevolutionMinute Man National Historical Park — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
April 19, 1775-The Dawn of Revolution-On the night of April 18, 1775 approximately 700 British soldiers gathered on Boston Commons to prepare for a raid on American military supplies stored in nearby Concord. Informed of the British troop movement, . . . — Map (db m62555) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — At This Well
. . . — Map (db m18249) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Bloody AngleMinute Man Nat'l Hist Park, Mass — National Park Service
Some of the most intense fighting on April 19, 1775 occurred in this area, which later became known as “Bloody Angle.” Unlike most of the 18th-century Battle Road landscape, which was open farmland, this site had woods and bends in the . . . — Map (db m18058) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Brooks Historical AreaMinute Man National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park was the starting place of the American Revolution: here the resolve of citizens willing to risk their lives for the ideals of liberty and self-determination was instrumental in the formation of the American . . . — Map (db m18378) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Ebenezer Fiske House SiteMinute Man Nat’l Hist Park, Mass
An increasingly ragged British column fought its way over Fiske Hill. There was intense, close quarter fighting in this area as British flankers attempted to flush out Colonial snipers. At a nearby well, Minute Man James Hayward from Acton and a . . . — Map (db m18282) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Ebenezer Fiske House SiteMinute Man National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park was the starting place of the American Revolution: here the resolve of citizens willing to risk their lives for the ideals of liberty and self-determination was instrumental in the formation of the American . . . — Map (db m18380) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — End of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride
At this point, on the Old Concord Road as it then was ended the midnight ride of Paul Revere He had at about two o’clock on the morning of April 19, 1775, the night being clear and the moon in its third quarter, got this far on his way from . . . — Map (db m18030) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Hartwell Tavern Historical AreaMinute Man National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park was the starting place of the American Revolution: here the resolve of citizens willing to risk their lives for the ideals of liberty and self-determination was instrumental in the formation of the American . . . — Map (db m18373) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Josiah Nelson House
This was the site of Josiah and Elizabeth Nelson’s home. Josiah was a farmer as well as a housewright – a person who built and repaired houses. According to family tradition, when a party of men on horseback was passing his house during the . . . — Map (db m18290) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Minute Man Visitor CenterMinute Man National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park was the starting place of the American Revolution: here the resolve of citizens willing to risk their lives for the ideals of liberty and self-determination was instrumental in the formation of the American . . . — Map (db m18376) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Paul Revere Capture SiteMinute Man National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park was the starting place of the American Revolution: here the resolve of citizens willing to risk their lives for the ideals of liberty and self-determination was instrumental in the formation of the American . . . — Map (db m18374) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — The Bluff & Fiske HillMinute Man Nat'l Hist Park, Mass — National Park Service
The fighting between Colonists and British troops grew more intense as the struggle along the Battle Road wore on. In this stretch between the Bluff and Fiske Hill, the British column began to fall apart. While trying to restore order to his . . . — Map (db m18063) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — The Capture of Paul RevereMinute Man National Historical Park, Mass — National Park Service
While passing through Lexington at around midnight, Revere and William Dawes met Dr. Samuel Prescott of Concord, who was riding home after courting Lydia Mulliken. Prescott agreed to help spread the alarm that “the Regulars were out.” . . . — Map (db m18032) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — The Midnight RidersMinute Man National Historical Park, Mass — National Park Service
In September of 1774, Patriot leaders initiated a system of alarms and express riders to warn all towns whenever British troops marched out of Boston. On April 18th, at about 10:00 in the evening, two riders set out from Boston ahead of 700 British . . . — Map (db m18045) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — The Story ContinuesMinute Man Nat’l Hist Park, Mass
The Historical Park ends here, but the Battle Road continues. The British column broke into a run as they approached Lexington Center. They were saved by a brigade of a thousand fresh troops, armed with two cannon. The commander, Earl Percy, . . . — Map (db m18286) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — This Bluff
This Bluff was used as a rallying point by the British April 19, 1775. After a sharp fight they retreated to Fiske Hill from which they were driven in great confusion. — Map (db m18054) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Thomas Nelson Jr. House
Thomas Nelson Sr. emigrated from England and acquired, through purchase, the land along this road both east and west of here. On his death, the land was split between his two sons and daughter. Thomas Jr. lived here, Josiah lived to the west and . . . — Map (db m18256) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Thorning Boulder
This site, called “Minute Man Boulder,” is associated with Lincoln Minute Man William Thorning’s heroic action on April 19th, 1775. According to local tradition, Thorning, who lived along this stretch of the Battle Road, joined in the . . . — Map (db m18243) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Weapon of the Day
On April 19th, 1775, Colonists and British soldiers used the same type of gun – a flintlock musket that fired a one ounce solid lead ball. The effective range was one hundred yards (the length of a modern football field). These weapons were . . . — Map (db m18258) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lincoln — Whittemore House
On April 19, 1775, the house before you was the home of Jacob and Esther Whittemore and their four children. Although they were not involved in the battle, local tradition tells that a British soldier was shot and killed in front of the blacksmith . . . — Map (db m18246) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — "Francis’ Folly"
Engineer James B. Francis knew that the city of Lowell needed protection from floods. He studied the Merrimack River and understood the dangers of flooding introduced by the canals flowing through the city. The Guard Locks controlled the normal flow . . . — Map (db m48418) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — "Quiet as the Grave"

In 1864, the Lowell Daily Courier reported that "all the cotton manufactories of any importance in this city have been quiet as the grave."

The outbreak of the Civil War severed the supply of slave-produced cotton. Many of Lowell's . . . — Map (db m117855) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Adelbert Ames
Born October 30, 1835 Rockland Maine. Died April 13, 1935 Ormond Florida. Major General, U.S. Senator, Governor.

Married June 20, 1870 Blanche Butler, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Butler and Sarah Hildreth. Born Lowell Mass. March 1, 1847, . . . — Map (db m108047) HM WM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Benjamin Franklin Butler
Jurist, Soldier Statesman, Patriot-His talents were devoted to the service of his country and the advancement of his fellow men.

Born November 5, 1818 Deerfield New Hampshire, married May 16, 1844 Sarah, daughter of Israel Hildreth, Lowell . . . — Map (db m108045) HM WM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Blending Old and New

Wannalancit Mills blended the old with the new. Formed in the late 1920s, Wannalancit moved into the aging Suffolk Mills two decades later and adapted surplus machinery for the production of new types of fabrics—rayon, polyester, and . . . — Map (db m117820) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Bon Marche Building1874 - 1927 — Downtown Lowell Historic District

Before suburban shopping malls began springing up in the mid-20th century, downtown anchor department stores like the Bon Marche sold almost every product a family needed. This store consisted of four interconnected buildings built in various . . . — Map (db m117870) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Brown, Fay, and Watson Housesca. 1844 — Downtown Lowell Historic District

These three Greek Revival style town houses were among several private residences built along Kirk Street in the 1840s and 1850s for a growing middle class that was being attracted to Lowell. Named from right to left for their earliest known . . . — Map (db m117801) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Central Fire Station1889 — Downtown Lowell Historic District

Lowell's main fire station burned down in 1888 and although centrally located, was difficult to access on Middle Street. Palmer Street was cut through between Market and Merrimack Streets in 1889, improving access, and this new firehouse was . . . — Map (db m117893) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Central Street
Central Street has long been the primary north-south axis in the city of Lowell. Originally laid out to provide transportation between East Chelmsford and Billerica, Central Street was converted to one of Lowell’s two major commercial streets (along . . . — Map (db m1619) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Cherry and Webb Building1924 — Downtown Lowell Historic District

One of several large department stores historically downtown, Cherry and Webb was located here since 1889 and in 1924, extensively reconstructed the building in early Art Deco style with polychromatic terra cotta. This building actually . . . — Map (db m117859) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Chief of the PenacooksPassaeonaway
Great Warrior and friend of the white man, embraced Christianity, died at the age of 122. Known as Aspinquid-The Indian Saint. — Map (db m65899) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Davis Blockca. 1855 — Downtown Lowell Historic District

Originally home to Wyman's Church that occupied a tall upper story over ground floor shops, the building was remodeled and converted to commercial use in 1879. Built by William Wyman, a local eccentric prone to ranting in church and at . . . — Map (db m117865) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Debating Slavery
By the late 1840’s, slavery was a defining political issue in northern cities. The topic was hotly debated in Lowell and created unlikely political alliances. Abolitionists like William Lloyd Garrison visited Lowell as early as the 1830’s and . . . — Map (db m104021) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Evolution of a Millyard

The Boott Cotton Mills complex is one of the finest examples of mill architecture in the United States. The mill complex you see today resulted from many decades of expansion and adaption.

[Top left diagram] 1830s Four mill buildings . . . — Map (db m117856) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Florence Patti MarionArts Administrator, Teacher, Writer, Performer, Wife, Mother — (1943 - 2000)

Florence was the guiding light of the Lowell Summer Music Festival at Boarding House Park for seven years. Instantly recognizable, she was the woman with the big smile and the bright red hair who welcomed audiences each weekend. Her energy, . . . — Map (db m117903) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — George L. Duncan Dedication Plaza and Fountain

Lowell was founded upon the confluence of the Merrimack and Concord Rivers to become a nineteenth-century textile manufacturing empire. The city later faced urban decline when industry left the region. On January 3, 1989, George L. Duncan, a . . . — Map (db m117778) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Harnessing Waterpower

Boott Dam Beneath the gatehouse to your left is a dam that controls the level of water in the Eastern canal. When the water is high, the excess spills into the Merrimack Wasteway and returns to the Merrimack River.

Booth . . . — Map (db m117815) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Homage to WomenMico Kaufman — 1984

This sculpture is a tribute to Lowell's nineteenth century "mill girls". The intertwined figures also represent the struggles and aspirations of all women throughout time — Map (db m66208) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Human ConstructionCarlos Dorrien — 1989
Site: Pawtucket Canal at Central Street. Material: Granite. The cut and textured granite stones of this work are arranged in a classic post and lintel form. Their monumental size reflects the endurance of Lowell's people throughout history. The . . . — Map (db m66209) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — In the Shadow of the Mills

To the right stands a boardinghouse block built in 1837, for the Boott Cotton Mills workers. Dozens of company-owned boardinghouses served as home for the thousands of young, single women - Lowell's "mill girls."

This block was one of eight . . . — Map (db m117814) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Institute Buildingca. 1891 — Downtown Lowell Historic District

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 . . . — Map (db m117885) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Irish Labor
Irish laborers were vital in digging and maintaining the canals. The mills required a smooth and even flow of water to ensure efficiency and profit. Before 1850, Yankee mill managers considered Irishmen fit to dig canals and construct mills, . . . — Map (db m66056) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — J.C. Ayer & Company Laboratory1859 — Downtown Lowell Historic District

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 . . . — Map (db m117899) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Keepers of the Gate
The productivity of thousands of millworkers depended on the skill of gatekeepers like those who worked here at Tremont Gatehouse. By opening and closing sluice gates inside the small brick structure, the gatekeeper controlled the flow of water and . . . — Map (db m66210) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Life on the Corporation
Lowell’s first company-owned boardinghouses were built across the canal in 1823, to house young women workers from rural New England. Neat rows of boardinghouses once lined the streets of Lowell. The companies hoped that a moral, clean, and safe . . . — Map (db m66202) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Locomotives in Lowell

[The fireman] put his left foot on the lever that swings open the firebox door, to look at the searing inferno within as he...hurled shovelful after shovelful of coal... R.M. Neal, 1950 High Green and the Bark . . . — Map (db m117775) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Lowell Gas Light Building1859 — Downtown Lowell Historic District

Established in 1849, the Lowell Gas Light Company supplied piped coal gas that lit the city's mills, businesses, and street lamps. Designed in the more contemporary and elegant Italianate style, the building contrasted with earlier Federal and . . . — Map (db m117790) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Lowell High School Clock RestorationRededicated - November 28, 2014

"Meet Me Under The Clock"

Installed in 1937 and gifted by the Classes of 1937, '38 & '39 the "Kirk Street Clock" has become the symbol of fond memories and great friendships for generations of LHS students. The clock now runs on a . . . — Map (db m117794) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Lowell Institution for Savings Building1845 — Downtown Lowell Historic District

The Lowell Institution for Savings was founded in 1829, providing a savings bank for the early "mill girls." Greek Revival in style, it housed the bank until its closure in 1992. Other tenants shared the building over the years including . . . — Map (db m117779) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Lowell Manufacturing CompanyMarket Mills
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 . . . — Map (db m65900) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — McCarthy Buildingca. 1892 — Downtown Lowell Historic District

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 . . . — Map (db m117884) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — 119 — Meetinghouse Hill1630 - 1930 — American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site
Site of chapel erected in 1653 for John Eliot, the Apostle to the Indians. Here he preached to the Wamesit and Pennacook Indians, converting many and establishing a village of Christian Indians called Wamesit. — Map (db m122299) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Merrimack St. Depot
This corner was the hub of Lowell activity from 1835 when the B&L Railroad opened, through the 19th century. The passenger depot stood here; in 1835 it was replaced by an Italianate style building which combined city offices, public meeting halls . . . — Map (db m66033) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Middlesex Safe Deposit and Trust Company Buildingca. 1893 — Downtown Lowell Historic District

Constructed after Palmer Street was cut through between Merrimack and Market streets in 1889, this building was originally home to a bank with private offices upstairs. Renaissance Revival in style, the building is notable for the delicate . . . — Map (db m117872) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Old City Hall1830 — Downtown Lowell Historic District

Lowell's Greek Revival style "Town House" originally had a large meeting hall upstairs. Town meetings ended in 1836 when Lowell became a city but the meeting hall continued in public use including a speech by Illinois Congressman Abraham . . . — Map (db m117777) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Pollard Exchange1891 — Downtown Lowell Historic District

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 Parker . . . — Map (db m117889) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Raymond A. SullivanHeadmaster, Lowell High School — 1938 - 1975

Citizen • Scholar Colleague • Father Disciplinarian

His 37 years of distinguished service as Headmaster scanned [spanned?] five decades which saw the Great Depression—World War II—Korean War—Sputnik—the . . . — Map (db m117798) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Simpson and Rowland Building1891 — Downtown Lowell Historic District

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 . . . — Map (db m117888) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Soldiers and Sailors Monument1861-1865
Dedicated Sept. 2, 1905 to the memory of the veterans of the Civil War and Spanish Wars. The erection of this monument is largely the efforts of the Women connected with the patriotic organizations of the veterans. This spot was set aside for . . . — Map (db m65898) WM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — St. Anne's Church
Shortly after the Merrimac Mills opened in 1823, the owners built this church to help attract young women workers from rural New England villages, and farms. Mill agent Kirk Boott oversaw the church's construction. Its Gothic style was derived . . . — Map (db m104022) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Steam Railroads In New England1830-1930
Steam Railroads in New England had their beginnings in the Charter granted the Boston & Lowell Railroad Corporation-June 5, 1830-First, train operated June 24, 1835-This centennial tablet placed opposite the site of the first depot by the Boston and . . . — Map (db m66043) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Stele for the MerrimackPeter Gourfain — 1996

Site: Tremont Yard at Western Canal. Material: Bronze and granite.

A stele is a standing stone or slab with textured or inscribed surfaces which serves as a monument. This sculpture commemorates the wide variety of life generated by the . . . — Map (db m66211) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Street of Lightning
The Boston and Maine Railroad, completed in 1835, was New England’s first steam railroad. In the Lowell Offering, a “mill girl” wrote that people expected to see a “street of lightning” when the railroad arrived. The . . . — Map (db m66040) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Suffolk Mill

The original Suffolk Mill buildings, constructed in 1831, were razed and rebuilt during the idle business years of the Civil War. Only the 1831 counting house survives. The company merged with the Tremont Mills across Suffolk Street in 1871, . . . — Map (db m117840) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — The Birth of an Industrial City
The opening of the Merrimack Manufacturing Company on this site in 1823, marked the beginning of America’s first industrial city. The Merrimack was the largest of Lowell’s mill complexes. By 1848, it employed over 2,000 workers and produced . . . — Map (db m66200) HM

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