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The Town & the City: Lowell Before The Civil War

Plan of Lowell village / from a survey by U.A. Boyden in March 1835

The photographs below are of a “Plan of Lowell village / from a survey by U.A. Boyden in March 1835 ; drawn for the Boston and Lowell Rail-Road Co. with additions by Philander Anderson, March 1835.”

The map is in the collection of the Boston Athanaeum. It is damaged and is in four pieces. The whole map together in 143 x 158 cm, the scale is approximately 1:1600. It is oriented with north toward the top and includes an index of  buildings, factories, and other structures.

The bank and white version below is from Lowell National Historical Park and Preservation District: Cultural Resources Inventory Report by Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott (1980). The blue lines were added on the version on this website to show where the four pieces of the map have been separated.

Related pages on this site -

Uriah Boyden (1804 – 1879) Scrapbook

Inventory for the Uriah Boyden Scrapbook

The Boston & Lowell Rail Road

 

Others pages with maps on this website -

Views, Maps, and Images of Early Lowell

Interactive Map of Early Lowell - Landmarks built before 1836

Historic properties maps and database - Lowell before 1861

Interactive maps and exhibits

Map Galleries, Maps, and Views of Early Lowell

Report #98 on Memorial of I. A. Beard relating to the expense of his map of the city - 1842

Rail Road Maps on The Boston & Lowell Rail Road webpage on this site

Images

From Lowell National Historical Park and Preservation District: Cultural Resources Inventory Report (1980). The blue lines were added here to show where the four pieces of the map have been separated.

References - Left hand side of the map, above the title

Lower left section

Upper left section

Lower right section

Upper right section

 

Details from the map

Downtown

Guard Locks

Pawtucket Bridge

Town Landing