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.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

There Is A Lot to Like About Lowell -- The City Hall, Our Beautiful Building

"There is A Lot to Like About Lowell" is the city slogan.
(See tab on right side called "Lowell Series" for many more articles about Lowell.)

The City Hall, Our Beautiful Building

Lowell, Massachusetts

One of the best reports with history and excellent photos of the City Hall was written by Corey Sciuto, please see his post HERE. His site was discovered after I took my pictures, so I need to go back and retake and add additional ones to this post.
City Clerk's Office on first floor, this where you can get birth, marriage and death certificates.
Second floor looking down to first.
Mayor's Reception Room.

Lots of stained glass, this is the only photo of mine where you can see the design, on sunny days they just don't show up, as seen below.
Council Chamber
(above and below)

Cloak room.
These four photos were taken out the windows, I had no idea there was a smokestack in the middle.

 The Lowell Library is to the right.
 Ground level with snack bar, various offices and an old vault with brick floor.

 Lower entrance and exit.
 View from front steps looking toward the city on an early Sunday morning.