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Lowell’s Big Plans by James Ostis

Lowell’s Big Plans By James Ostis Lowell was the most significant planned industrial city in the early United States. In the 1820s, a group of Boston investors set their sights on the water power potential of the Merrimack River and systematically created a new community based on maximizing the development…

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Poems About the Loom Lords

Moses Greeley Parker Lectures, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2 PM Kevin Gallagher – Poetry Reading: Lords of the Loom Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market St., Downtown Lowell Gallagher will read and discuss his new book, “Loom,” which traces how the men who built the backbone of American capitalism—the…

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Western Avenue Studios: Link to Downtown

I’m more convinced than ever that the artists complex called Western Avenue Studios (WAS), with its base of nearly 300 resident artists, should have an easily accessible route to and from downtown and the city’s historic district. I was there yesterday with my UMass Lowell faculty colleague Adam Baacke and our…

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