Thanks to Kim Zunino for her informative tour of the School Street Cemetery this morning. Dedicated 16 years before Lowell was incorporated as a town, School Street, also known as “Lowell Cemetery No. 1” is the city’s oldest public burial place. Roaming around the markers, names from the pre-Lowell period of our city’s existence are much in evidence such as Spalding, Bowers, Butterfield and Parker. The oldest grave in the cemetery is that of Rachel Parker who was buried in 1811. The most recent burial was in the 1950s.