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Home > Massachusetts > Lowell > Lowell Canal System, Merrimack & Concord Rivers, Lowell, Middlesex County, MA



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Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Proprietors Of The Locks And Canals On The Merrimack River, --hereafter Pl&c-- Lowell, Ma)--april 1833--lawrence Manufacturing Co., Indenture Drawing
HB532884
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Proprietors Of The Locks And Canals On The Merrimack River, --hereafter Pl&c-- Lowell, Ma)--april 1833--lawrence Manufacturing Co., Indenture Drawing
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 159 Drawing 9)--may 1902 Corrected To May 1921 --plan Of The Canal System Belonging To The Proprietors Of The Lock And Canals
HB532885
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 159 Drawing 9)--may 1902 Corrected To May 1921 --plan Of The Canal System Belonging To The Proprietors Of The Lock And Canals
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 159, Drawing 8)--may 1902, Corrected To May 1921 --plan Of Canal System Belonging To The Proprietors Of The Locks And Canals
HB532886
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 159, Drawing 8)--may 1902, Corrected To May 1921 --plan Of Canal System Belonging To The Proprietors Of The Locks And Canals
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 159, Drawing 7)--may 1902, Corrected To May 1921 --plan Of The Canal System Belonging To The Proprietors Of The Locks And Canals
HB532887
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 159, Drawing 7)--may 1902, Corrected To May 1921 --plan Of The Canal System Belonging To The Proprietors Of The Locks And Canals
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 159, Drawing 6)--may 1902, Corrected To May 1921 --plan Of Canal System Belonging To The Proprietors Of The Locks And Canals
HB532888
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 159, Drawing 6)--may 1902, Corrected To May 1921 --plan Of Canal System Belonging To The Proprietors Of The Locks And Canals
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 159, Drawing 5)--may 1902, Corrected To May 1921 --plan Of Canal System Belonging To The Proprietors Of The Locks And Canals
HB532889
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 159, Drawing 5)--may 1902, Corrected To May 1921 --plan Of Canal System Belonging To The Proprietors Of The Locks And Canals
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 159, Drawing 4)--may 1902, Corrected To May 1921 --plan Of Canal System Belonging To The Proprietors Of The Locks And Canals
HB532890
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 159, Drawing 4)--may 1902, Corrected To May 1921 --plan Of Canal System Belonging To The Proprietors Of The Locks And Canals
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 159, Drawing 3)--may 1902, Corrected To May 1921 --plan Of Canal System Belonging To The Proprietors Of The Locks And Canals
HB532891
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 159, Drawing 3)--may 1902, Corrected To May 1921 --plan Of Canal System Belonging To The Proprietors Of The Locks And Canals
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 165, Drawing 2)--february 1933--part Of The City Showing Mills And Canals; Shows Entire Lower System With All Mills, Penstocks, And Raceways
HB532892
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 165, Drawing 2)--february 1933--part Of The City Showing Mills And Canals; Shows Entire Lower System With All Mills, Penstocks, And Raceways
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 165, Drawing 43) A Plan Of Chelmsford Surveyed November 1792 By Frederick French
HB532893
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 165, Drawing 43) A Plan Of Chelmsford Surveyed November 1792 By Frederick French
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 165, Drawing 40) Plan Of
HB532894
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 165, Drawing 40) Plan Of 'speen's Brook' In Chelmsford, 1792 (copy Of The Original)
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 123, Drawing 2847) Plan Of The Factories, Houses, &c
HB532895
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 123, Drawing 2847) Plan Of The Factories, Houses, &c
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 124, Drawing 2947) Map Of The City Of Lowell, Surveyed In 1841
HB532896
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 124, Drawing 2947) Map Of The City Of Lowell, Surveyed In 1841
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 118, Drawing 236) Middlesex Company Dam Across The Concord River, July 8, 1871
HB532897
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 118, Drawing 236) Middlesex Company Dam Across The Concord River, July 8, 1871
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 118, Drawing 340) Section Of The Concord River Dam, August 11, 1841
HB532898
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 118, Drawing 340) Section Of The Concord River Dam, August 11, 1841
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 123, Drawing 2799) Plan Of Sundry Roads And Streets In Lowell, 1828; Including Parts Of The Lower Pawtucket, Merrimack, And Western Canals In The Vicinity Of The Swamp Locks
HB532899
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 123, Drawing 2799) Plan Of Sundry Roads And Streets In Lowell, 1828; Including Parts Of The Lower Pawtucket, Merrimack, And Western Canals In The Vicinity Of The Swamp Locks
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 165, Drawing 7) Plan Of Sundry Farms, &c
HB532900
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 165, Drawing 7) Plan Of Sundry Farms, &c
Photocopy Of An Engraving (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c) Birds Eye View Of Lowell, Mass., 1876
HB532901
Photocopy Of An Engraving (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c) Birds Eye View Of Lowell, Mass., 1876
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 123, Drawing 2827) Projected Plan Of Western And Lawrence Canals, Mills, Housing, And Streets, January 1826
HB532902
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 123, Drawing 2827) Projected Plan Of Western And Lawrence Canals, Mills, Housing, And Streets, January 1826
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Plan Book A, Pp.26-27)--ca
HB532903
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Plan Book A, Pp.26-27)--ca
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Plan Book A, P
HB532904
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Plan Book A, P
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Indenture Drawing) Merrimack Manufacturing Company, May 3, 1826
HB532905
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Indenture Drawing) Merrimack Manufacturing Company, May 3, 1826
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Indenture Drawing) Suffolk Manufacturing Company, January 1
HB532906
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Indenture Drawing) Suffolk Manufacturing Company, January 1
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Indenture Drawing) Tremont Mills, July 1, 1832
HB532907
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Indenture Drawing) Tremont Mills, July 1, 1832
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Indenture Drawing) Boott Mills, November 16, 1835
HB532908
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Indenture Drawing) Boott Mills, November 16, 1835
Photocopy Of A Drawing, (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Indenture Drawing) Massachusetts Cotton Mills, March 1, 1839
HB532909
Photocopy Of A Drawing, (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Indenture Drawing) Massachusetts Cotton Mills, March 1, 1839
Boott Mill Tower: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
HB532910
Boott Mill Tower: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
Boott Mill Tower: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
HB532911
Boott Mill Tower: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
Neoclassical House On Andover Street, In Belvedere Section Of Lowell: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
HB532912
Neoclassical House On Andover Street, In Belvedere Section Of Lowell: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
Lower Locks And Dam Viewed From The East Looking West
HB532913
Lower Locks And Dam Viewed From The East Looking West
Lower Locks And Dam Viewed From Across The Concord River Looking West
HB532914
Lower Locks And Dam Viewed From Across The Concord River Looking West
Two Tailrace Outlets From The Middlesex Mills, Located On East Bank Of The Concord River
HB532915
Two Tailrace Outlets From The Middlesex Mills, Located On East Bank Of The Concord River


Data Pages


Drawings


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Merrimack & Concord Rivers, Lowell, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-1
Building/structure dates: 1795 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1822 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1839 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1846 subsequent work
Significance: The City of Lowell is generally considered to be the birthplace of large-scale manufacturing in the U.S. Begun as a transportation canal, the Lowell Canal System evolved, during the 19th century, into one of America's foremost water power sites.

Subjects
Canals
Indians Of North America
Immigrants


Related Names
Baldwin
Jackson , Patrick Tracy
Francis
Proprietors Of The Locks & Canals On The Merrimack
Middlesex Company
Hamilton Manufacturing Company
Lawrence Manufacturing Company, Delineator
French, Frederick, Delineator
Boucher, Jack, Photographer
Malone, Dr. Patrick M., Historian
Howland, Mark M., Delineator
Chrisney, Margy, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the Proprietors of the Locks and Canals on the Merrimack River, --hereafter PL&C-- Lowell, MA)--April 1833--LAWRENCE MANUFACTURING CO., INDENTURE DRAWING
2. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 159 Drawing 9)--May 1902 corrected to May 1921 --PLAN OF THE CANAL SYSTEM BELONGING TO THE PROPRIETORS OF THE LOCK AND CANALS
3. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 159, Drawing 8)--May 1902, corrected to May 1921 --PLAN OF CANAL SYSTEM BELONGING TO THE PROPRIETORS OF THE LOCKS AND CANALS
4. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 159, Drawing 7)--May 1902, corrected to May 1921 --PLAN OF THE CANAL SYSTEM BELONGING TO THE PROPRIETORS OF THE LOCKS AND CANALS
5. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 159, Drawing 6)--May 1902, corrected to May 1921 --PLAN OF CANAL SYSTEM BELONGING TO THE PROPRIETORS OF THE LOCKS AND CANALS
6. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 159, Drawing 5)--May 1902, corrected to May 1921 --PLAN OF CANAL SYSTEM BELONGING TO THE PROPRIETORS OF THE LOCKS AND CANALS
7. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 159, Drawing 4)--May 1902, corrected to May 1921 --PLAN OF CANAL SYSTEM BELONGING TO THE PROPRIETORS OF THE LOCKS AND CANALS
8. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 159, Drawing 3)--May 1902, corrected to May 1921 --PLAN OF CANAL SYSTEM BELONGING TO THE PROPRIETORS OF THE LOCKS AND CANALS
9. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 165, Drawing 2)--February 1933--PART OF THE CITY SHOWING MILLS AND CANALS; SHOWS ENTIRE LOWER SYSTEM WITH ALL MILLS, PENSTOCKS, AND RACEWAYS
10. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 165, Drawing 43) A PLAN OF CHELMSFORD SURVEYED NOVEMBER 1792 BY FREDERICK FRENCH
11. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 165, Drawing 40) PLAN OF 'SPEEN'S BROOK' IN CHELMSFORD, 1792 (copy of the original)
12. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 123, Drawing 2847) PLAN OF THE FACTORIES, HOUSES, &c. BELONGING TO THE MIDDLESEX COMPANY, NOVEMBER 1833
13. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 124, Drawing 2947) MAP OF THE CITY OF LOWELL, SURVEYED IN 1841
14. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 118, Drawing 236) MIDDLESEX COMPANY DAM ACROSS THE CONCORD RIVER, JULY 8, 1871
15. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 118, Drawing 340) SECTION OF THE CONCORD RIVER DAM, AUGUST 11, 1841
16. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 123, Drawing 2799) PLAN OF SUNDRY ROADS AND STREETS IN LOWELL, 1828; INCLUDING PARTS OF THE LOWER PAWTUCKET, MERRIMACK, AND WESTERN CANALS IN THE VICINITY OF THE SWAMP LOCKS
17. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 165, Drawing 7) PLAN OF SUNDRY FARMS, &c. AT PAWTUCKET IN THE TOWN OF CHELMSFORD, 1821
18. Photocopy of an engraving (original in the Collection of the PL&C) BIRDS EYE VIEW OF LOWELL, MASS., 1876
19. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 123, Drawing 2827) PROJECTED PLAN OF WESTERN AND LAWRENCE CANALS, MILLS, HOUSING, AND STREETS, JANUARY 1826
20. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Plan Book A, pp.26-27)--ca. 1833--HAMILTON CANAL, PENSTOCK HURD'S CANAL, AND HAMILTON MANUFACTURING CO.; LAND IN CHELMSFORD BELONGING TO THE PL&C IN AUGUST 1833
21. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Plan Book A, p. 15--ca. 1833--LOWER WESTERN AND LAWRENCE CANALS AND LAWRENCE MILL
22. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Indenture Drawing) MERRIMACK MANUFACTURING COMPANY, MAY 3, 1826
23. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Indenture Drawing) Suffolk Manufacturing Company, JANUARY 1. 1832
24. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Indenture Drawing) TREMONT MILLS, JULY 1, 1832
25. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Indenture Drawing) BOOTT MILLS, NOVEMBER 16, 1835
26. Photocopy of a drawing, (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Indenture Drawing) MASSACHUSETTS COTTON MILLS, MARCH 1, 1839
27. BOOTT MILL TOWER: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
28. BOOTT MILL TOWER: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
29. NEOCLASSICAL HOUSE ON ANDOVER STREET, IN BELVEDERE SECTION OF LOWELL: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
30. LOWER LOCKS AND DAM VIEWED FROM THE EAST LOOKING WEST. LOCK CHAMBER VISIBLE THROUGH TREES AT LEFT: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
31. LOWER LOCKS AND DAM VIEWED FROM ACROSS THE CONCORD RIVER LOOKING WEST. LOCK CHAMBER VISIBLE THROUGH TREES IN LEFT CENTER: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
32. TWO TAILRACE OUTLETS FROM THE MIDDLESEX MILLS, LOCATED ON EAST BANK OF THE CONCORD RIVER. MIDDLESEX MILLS HAVE BEEN DEMOLISHED: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976


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