World War One memorials in Lowell

We’re in the midst of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The 100th anniversary of World War One is not far away. While that war began in 1914, America did not enter it until 1917 and US ground forces saw their heaviest combat in 1918. Although the length of time the country participated in WWI was relatively short, America’s sacrifice was significant, with 116,000 deaths and more than 200,000 wounded. Many Lowell residents were on those casualty lists. In fact the city has 43 squares and playgrounds named in memory of men killed in World War One. Here’s the list:

Armand Alix square – Salem and Common streets
Joseph G. Belanger square – Thorndike and Middlesex streets
Bernard Boisvert square – Lakeview and Aiken streets
Charles K. Buk square – Coburn and Jewett streets
George W.Brick square – High and Andover streets
Cranna-Manning square – Fletcher and Adams streets
Philip Chalifoux square – Riverside and Moody streets
Henry Cognac square – Merrimack and Pawtucket streets;
William H. Clouatre square – Moody and Aiken streets
Lorne E. Cupples square – Westford and Pine streets;:
John L. Connolly square – Fletcher Cross and Willie streets
Raymond E. Chappell square – Nesmith and Rogers streets
Richard Corbett square – Pond and Pleasant streets
James H: Dankert square – Lawrence, Wamesett and Rogers streets
John T. Durkin playground – Chelmsford street
Michael Fenton square – East Merrimack and High streets
William Gallagher square – Gorham and Thorndike streets;
Edward T. Gillls square – High and Rogers streets
Ralph G. Hurd square – Third and Durant streets
Lt. Paul T. Kearney square – formerly Merrimack square
Capt. Paul T. Kittredge square – Nesmith Park and Andover streets
Ralph Lashua square – Merrimack and Cabot streets
Frank J. Lyons square – Bridge and First streets.
Athenasios Michalopous square – Suffolk and Market streets
Frank McPherson playground – Bridge street
Thomas F. Mann square – Gorham and Highland streets
Manuel T. Martin square – Central and Charles streets
Arthur R. McOsker circle – D street and Harris avenue;
Francls H. McOsker square – Agawam and Lawrence streets
Joseph Mercier square – Moody and Tremont streets
Raymond B. Messer square – Chelmsford and Powell streets
William J. Molloy square – Gorham and Carlisle streets;
Peter R. Moulton square – Hampshire and West Sixth streets
John J. O’Donnell playground – Gorham street
Manuel W. Perry square – Smith and Powell streets
George F. H. Rogers square – Towers corner
Charles J. Roy square – Middlesex and Branch streets
Gerald T. Silk square – Bridge and Hampshire streets
Eugene A. Tansey square – East Merrimack and Nesmith streets
Joseph Veilette square – Hall and Pawtucket streets;
James A. Welch square – Rogers and Fairmount streets
Joseph Worthy square – Broadway and Dummer street;
William E. Coleman playstead – First street.

Eugene A. LaJeunesse square – Mammoth Rd, Riverside St, Varnum Ave
Constaninos Aggelokos Plaza – Lewis street – dedicated Jan 5, 1943

2 Responses to World War One memorials in Lowell

  1. EileenL says:

    There are a few more:

    Private William Dube square – Woburn & England St – dedicated 1929 by VFW
    Crotty Circle – South Common – dedicated May 31, 1949
    Mahlon Web Dennett Gate – UML North campus – dedicated May 18, 1929
    Quinns-Holmes Bridge commonly known as Hunts Fall Bridge – Robert L. Homes was a WW1 vet and former American Legion Commander.

    Cawley Stadium is named for Edward D. Cawley who served as an Ensign in the US Navy during WW1. He was a football star, coach and owned the land where the stadium was built. The stadium was renamed June 17, 1946.

  2. Fred says:

    Dick Thanks. I was driving up Lawrence St the other day and could not find the sign for Francls H. McOsker square – Agawam and Lawrence streets. Just wondering if it has moved or gone missing. Thanks again my best to you and your family. Fred