1874 - 1927Before suburban shopping malls began springing up in the mid-20th century, downtown anchor department stores like the Bon Marche sold almost every product a family needed. This store consisted of four interconnected buildings built in various Victorian styles fronting on Merrimack and Kirk streets. In 1950, Jack Kerouac held a book signing here launching his first novel, The Town and the City. A Jordan Marsh department store operated here until 1991 and the complex was rehabilitated in 1995.
|Placed By||City of Lowell and Lowell Historic Board|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, May 28th, 2018 at 7:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 310585 N 4724076|
|Decimal Degrees||42.64585000, -71.31058333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 38.751', W 71° 18.635'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 38' 45.06" N, 71° 18' 38.1" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||508, 978|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 17 Kirk St, Lowell MA 01852, US|
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