—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 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.
|Placed By||City of Lowell and Lowell Historic Board|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, May 28th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 310459 N 4723953|
|Decimal Degrees||42.64471667, -71.31208333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 38.683', W 71° 18.725'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 38' 40.98" N, 71° 18' 43.5" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||508, 978|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 197 Market St, Lowell MA 01852, US|
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