This weekend was Doors Open Lowell, a chance to tour historic properties throughout the city. Gist and I had a great time visiting 14 of the 25 buildings. Our only regret? That we weren’t able to visit more!
This is Appleton Mills, which was built between 1902 and 1914. They Mills were among the last buildings built in the Appleton millyard and are currently in the midst of construction into artist live-work space.
Pawtucket Gatehouse (1847) is the largest on the Lowell canal system and controlled the flow of water into the Northern Canal. Still in use today, the gatehouse contains much of its original gate raising equipment. Continue reading