My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Canals, Gate Houses and Mills

This is a continuation of my series of photos for historic Lowell, Massachusetts.

 Lowell High School, on both sides of the canal.



 


  



The road above the water used to have buildings on both sides of Central Avenue. The Strand Theater used to be there, and for 9 years, I never knew there was water under the road. Several other roads were also covered.







This past week, I've seen 12 large mills, numerous gate houses (not all shown above) and many canals. Unfortunately, I've taken too photos to post here. A large number of the mills have been converted into business space and housing. I used to work in one of the mills, at the Boott Mills complex twice. The first job was a part-time one for Christmas, and it was before the mill was renovated. The second job was after the renovation.


See More Photos:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

1 comment:

Cynthia Shenette said...

I love these! I visited the NHP many years ago and took a canal tour guided by one of the park rangers. Really interesting. I'd love to get out there again...