Lowell: A City of Monuments


Lowell is a city of Monuments. Some are prominent, like the Ladd & Whitney Monument in front of City Hall. Many others just blend into the background, their meaning and symbolism lost to time. This Saturday’s Lowell Walk will scrutinize the many monuments on the grounds and in the vicinity of Lowell City Hall. I will be the tour guide this week. I’ll point out and talk about many monuments, prominent and not-so-prominent, explain the purpose and symbolism of the monument, and the behind-the-scenes stories that always make Lowell such a fascinating place.

The Lowell Monuments tour will begin Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10 am at the National Park Visitor Center at 246 Market Street. It will be free, last about 90 minutes, and no advance registration is required. I hope you can join us.

Rouses Memorial

William Cardinal O’Connell