Wentworth Building

Wentworth Building (HM27SO)

Location: Lowell, MA 01852 Middlesex County
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N 42° 38.745', W 71° 18.728'

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—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.
HM NumberHM27SO
Year Placed2016
Placed ByCity of Lowell and Lowell Historic Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 310458 N 4724068
Decimal Degrees42.64575000, -71.31213333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 38.745', W 71° 18.728'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 38' 44.7" N, 71° 18' 43.68" W
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Area Code(s)508, 978
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 254 Merrimack St, Lowell MA 01852, US
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