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Massachusetts Mills, Cloth Room-Section 15, 95 Bridge Street, Lowell, Middlesex County, MA



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Location
95 Bridge Street, Lowell, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-89-A
Building/structure dates: 1839 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1852 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1884 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1896 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1910 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1935 subsequent work
Significance: The Cloth Room/Section 15 is part of the Massachusetts Mills complex, a former cotton textile manufactory significant in industrial history of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and as part of the Lowell Locks and Canal Historic District, a National Historic Landmark District. The Cloth Room, a contributing building, was erected in 1839 and continuously expanded and altered through ca. 1935, when a major addition on the northwest side was demolished, resulting in its current configuration. The building was originally used for storage of raw cotton, and later for a variety of uses associated with cloth finishing, packing and shipping. Massachusetts Mills ceased operations in 1928; since 1937, the building has been used by the Sullivan Brothers Printing Company for printing of business and racing forms.

Subjects
Cotton Mills
Printing


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF SOUTHWEST ELEVATION SHOWING LOADING DOCK AND CANTED CORNER WITH OFFICE ENTRANCE, LOOKING NORTHEAST. EASTERN CANAL IS IN FOREGROUND
2. VIEW OF NORTHWEST ELEVATION SHOWING FORMER INTERIOR PARTY WALL FROM STOREHOUSE 'B' AT LEFT; CANTED CORNER (WEST ELEVATION) AT RIGHT, LOOKING SOUTHEAST. EASTERN CANAL IS IN FOREGROUND.
3. VIEW OF NORTHEAST ELEVATION AND 1906-1010 ONE-STORY SHED ADDITION AT LEFT; NORTHWEST ELEVATION AND PARKING AREA AT RIGHT; PARKING AREA WAS SITE OF FORMER STOREHOUSE 'A' AND 'B'; LANE AT LEFT IS NORTH DRIVEWAY, BUILT CA. 1935
4. VIEW SHOWING NORTHEAST ELEVATION WITH STEEL SASH AND STUCCO WALL FINISH, LOOKING SOUTH; 1906-1910 ONE-STORY SHED ADDITION WITH ROOF MONITOR IS IN FOREGROUND LEFT
5. VIEW OF SOUTHEAST AND NORTHEAST ELEVATIONS, SHOWING BRIDGE TO NAPPING BUILDING AT LEFT AND STEEL I-BEAM HOIST ON ROOF WITH PARAPET, LOOKING WEST
6. VIEW OF SOUTHEAST ELEVATION, SHOWING BRIDGE TO NAPPING BUILDING AT LEFT, OVERHEAD; AND ALTERATIONS OF FENESTRATION FOR TWO FREIGHT DELIVERY DOORS, LOOKING NORTH. DOUBLE DOOR AT LEFT SERVES SOUTH STAIR TOWER
7. VIEW SHOWING EAST ELEVATION OF OVERHEAD BRIDGE CONNECTING NAPPING BUILDING (LEFT) WITH CLOTH ROOM (RIGHT), LOOKING WEST
8. VIEW SHOWING UNDERSIDE OF BRIDGE BETWEEN NAPPING BUILDING AND CLOTH ROOM, INCLUDING STEEL LEGS, STRUCTURAL CONFIGURATION OF CONCRETE BRIDGE FLOOR, AND CANTED CONNECTION WITH THIRD STORY OF CLOTH ROOM, LOOKING NORTH
9. VIEW OF BASEMENT, NORTH SECTION, SHOWING TYPICAL PIER, FOOTINGS, AND STRUCTURAL MEMBERS FOR FIRST FLOOR ABOVE, LOOKING WEST
10. VIEW OF FIRST FLOOR, NORTH SIDE OR INSIDE OF VESTIGIAL WALL OF ORIGINAL 1839 COTTON HOUSE, LOOKING WEST. ORIGINAL WINDOW OPENINGS ARE BRICKED IN
11. INTERIOR VIEW OF 1906-1910 ONE-STORY SHED ADDITION, FIRST FLOOR, SHOWING ROOF MONITOR, LOOKING NORTHWEST
12. VIEW ALONG SOUTHWEST SIDE OF SECOND FLOOR, SHOWING TYPICAL STRUCTURAL CONFIGURATION AND CONTEMPORARY PARTITIONING FOR OFFICES, LOOKING SOUTH
13. VIEW OF CENTER OF NORTH SECTION, SECOND FLOOR, SHOWING TYPICAL SPACE AND STRUCTURAL CONFIGURATION, LOOKING EAST
14. DETAIL VIEW OF NORTH STAIR TOWER, NORTH CORNER, SECOND FLOOR
15. VIEW OF SOUTH STAIR TOWER ENCLOSURE, SOUTH CORNER, SECOND FLOOR
16. DETAIL VIEW OF SOUTH STAIR TOWER, SOUTH CORNER, SECOND FLOOR
17. DETAIL VIEW OF SAWTOOTH MONITOR ROOF, CENTER OF NORTH SECTION, THIRD FLOOR, LOOKING NORTHWEST
18. DETAIL VIEW SNOWING SAWTOOTH MONITOR ROOF AND TYPICAL STRUCTURAL CONFIGURATION OF TOP STORY, NORTH SECTION, THIRD FLOOR, LOOKING WEST INTO SOUTH SECTION


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