Lowell by night

176 Merrimack Street

Tony Sampas captures some scenes of Lowell at night.

corner of Decatur and Merrimack

2 Responses to Lowell by night

  1. Tony Sampas says:

    The photograph of the cupola is atop what was formerly St Joseph’s College for Boys and became St Joseph’s High School. According to the “Lowell Comprehensive Historical Survey” (1980) the building was executed in in the style of Romanesque Revival with “some Queen Anne detailing.” Also: “St Jospeph was built in the heart of the French parish as a school fopr boys, run by the Marist brothers or “Little Brothers of Mary.” In 1900 there were 1,100 pupils, 18 teachers. A companion school for girls stands nearby on James Street.”

  2. Tony Sampas says:

    The second photograph is of 738-42 Merrimack Street (in the Colonial Revival style) as seen from the Decatur Street side. From the “Lowell Comprehensive Historical Survey” (1980): “Characteristic features include the full-height polygonal bays and boldly projecting eaves with elaborate cornice mouldings. Windows have half-hewn granite sills and segmental brick lintels.” Also: “The building appears in the 1896 Atlas under the ownership of W.A. Brown, and in the 1906 Atlas owned by Amedee Archambault, an undertaker whose pollor was on these premises.”