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The Town & the City: Lowell before and after The Civil War

Originally created to be a digital archive for Lowell documents from 1826 to 1861, this website has grown to cover many periods and events in Lowell's history.

Lowell Illustrated - Nelson's Colonial Department Store - 1907

Lowell Illustrated - Cover

Title page

City Hall and Post Office

Memorial Block Public Library

New Court House

Armory, Westford Street, Corner of Grand Street

Lowell High School, Kirk and Anne Streets

State Normal School, Broadway and Wilder Streets

Lawrence, Boott, and Merrimack Mills

Stirling and Bay State Woolen Mills, Concord River

Central Bridge and Massachusetts Mills

Lowell Textile School

Nelson's Colonial Department Store Building - Milard F. Davis, Architect

Main Floor of Nelson's Colonial Department Store

Basement of Nelson's Colonial Department Store

Ladiies Waiting Room --- Second Floor

Merrimack Square

Church of the Immaculate Conception, East Merrimack Street

Fort Hill Park

Canal Walk and Rapids, Merrimack River

Winter on the Merrimack --- Pawtucket Falls, Merrimack River

Boat House, Vesper Country Club

Barristers' Hall

Barristers' Hall

Merrimack Square

Nelson's Colonial Department Store Building

Merrimack Square