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Lawrence Canal, Lawrence Dam, Lawrence & Merrimack Canals, Lowell, Middlesex County, MA



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Item Title


Location
Lawrence & Merrimack Canals, Lowell, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-6-A
Building/structure dates: 1845 initial construction
Significance: The existing dam was built in 1845 to replace the original one constructed in 1831. Its purpose was to maintain the water level in the Lawrence Canal, which is powered the Lawrence Mills.

Subjects
Dams
Hydraulic Engineering
Textile Industry


Related Names
Lawrence Manufacturing Company
Boyden, Uriah
Lawrence, Samuel
Proprietors Of The Locks & Canals On The Merrimack
Malone, Dr. Patrick M., Historian
Boucher, Jack, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 118, Drawing 222) SECTION OF LAWRENCE DAM, JUNE 1913
2. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 118, Drawing 223) SKETCH OF THE LAWRENCE DAM, JULY 1913 [PLANS EXISTING & PROPOSED]
3. LAWRENCE DAM LOOKING NORTH FROM UPSTREAM: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976


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