The Town & the City: Lowell Before The Civil War

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Interactive Map of early Lowell

Viewshare is a platform that allows users to interact with and customize digital collections.
Use the interactive maps, timelines, and tag clouds to explore the content of this site in novel and intuitive ways.

This Viewshare site has information about 228 buildings in Lowell that were built in the 1830s and earlier, even before Lowell was Lowell.

You can explore the buildings using a Map, a List, a Gallery, a Table, and a Timeline.

You can filter the contents of the list of buildings &c. by

          Name of building
          Category

                 Boarding House/Hotel/Inn  
                 Business/Bank/Commercial  
                 Canal/Bridge/Dam/Lock  
                 Cemetery   
                 Church  
                 House   
                 Mill   
                 Town Building/School 

         Date range
                    use this to see the growth over time

         Street

Spreadsheet/Inventory for the Viewshare site

 

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Chelmsford in 1794

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Hale's 1831 Map of Lowell

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Lowell in 1826

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View of Lowell 1834

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Lowell in 1845

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