North Common Walk this Saturday

This Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 10am, I’ll be leading a Lowell Walk of the North Common andd the Acre. The walk begins at the Murkland School and will last approximately 90 minutes. It’s free and no advanced registration is required. Just show up that morning prepared to hear some stories about that part of the city. Without getting into the details, here are some of the things I’ll be talking about:

  • The Acre – boundaries; origin of name
  • Murkland School
  • North Common history
  • Peter V Tsirovasiles Monument
  • Acre World War I Memorial
  • Club Lafayette
  • St George Antiochian Orthodox Church
  • Old Ladies Home
  • O’Donnell Funeral Home
  • Frederic Ayer Mansion
  • Brian Kinney Memorial
  • Stone House
  • George Charrette Memorial
  • University Crossing
  • St Joseph’s Hospital/Lowell Corporation Hospital
  • Wilfred Lavasseur Park
  • Bradt’s Crackers
  • Decatur Way
  • Decatur Street Fire
  • St Jean Baptiste Church
  • Cote’s Market
  • Transfiguration of OUr Saviour Church
  • Lowell Housing Authority North Common Village
  • North Common Amphitheater

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