From our friends at “2014 ~ Doors Open Lowell” ~
The 13th Annual Doors Open Lowell, presented as part of Lowell’s National Preservation Month activities, will take place May 15-17. The event offers an insider’s look into the preservation of over 25 historic buildings, many not normally open to the public. It’s a celebration of urban living and culture where people and preservation have made Lowell a creative and exciting place to live, work, and visit. In 2002, Lowell was the first city in the United States to launch this prestigious event dedicated to built heritage, architecture, and design.
Look for old favorites this year as well as exciting new additions like the United Teen Equality Center, the oldest LEED Platinum certified green building in the world located in the former St. Paul’s Church (1839), and behind-the-scenes construction visits at several sites. And don’t miss Doors Open XTRAs where you can meet architects, take tours, and participate in other special activities throughout the weekend.
The event kicks off Thursday May 15 as the Lowell National Historical Park and the Lowell Heritage Partnership present their annual historic preservation and cultural heritage awards at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, 115 John Street (5 – 7:30pm). Buildings will be open Friday May 16 (6-9 pm) and Saturday May 17 (10am – 1pm).