Monday, March 11, 2013

Map of Lowell, Massachusetts c.1850


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Source: CENTER FOR LOWELL HISTORY 
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL LIBRARIES 
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3 comments:

Barbara Poole said...

Theresa, did you know that I live in Lowell? All the blue "rivers" are actually handmade canals. Thanks for posting this.

Heather Rojo said...

It's amazing that the city is still much the same, just more spread out around the edges! I love how most of the street names are still the same, too. In a lot of other mill cities in this area, entire sections have undergone urban renewal, so the old maps look vastly different from the new maps.

TCasteel said...

I would like to visit there someday to see how they have repurposed the old mill buildings.