—Downtown Lowell Historic District —Greek Revival in style with a mansard roof added after an 1865 fire, this building housed a typical main street hardware store for over 100 years and originally contained a public meeting hall upstairs. One of many locations for lectures and recitals in early Lowell, Edgar Allan Poe spoke here in 1848. In an early preservation victory, demolition for a proposed parking lot was blocked in 1976 and the building was rehabilitated in 1980 for affordable elderly housing.
|Placed By||City of Lowell and Lowell Historic Board|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 310458 N 4724068|
|Decimal Degrees||42.64575000, -71.31213333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 38.745', W 71° 18.728'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 38' 44.7" N, 71° 18' 43.68" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||508, 978|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 254 Merrimack St, Lowell MA 01852, US|
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