West End Gym, 850 Lawrence Street, May 2016.
This is a huge mill and the photo was taken of the front left side.
The below photo was taken in December 2021.
For those who don't know, "The Fighter" movie was nominated for 7 Academy Awards in 2011. Most of it was filmed in Lowell. The two half brothers, Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund, both trained here.
I was recently asked where this gym was now, my reply is, I happened to discover it this morning when I was roaming around where Prince Spaghetti used to be. I used to know Arthur Ramalho, of the gym, New gym is on 50 Newhall St. Photo is below.
50 Newhall St., Lowell, MA.
The building is now the Watershed Apartments.
Front of building (above and below).
Back of building (above and below). Note the smokestack was removed.
Merrimack St. and John St. Above photo taken April 2016. The location is now the Purple Carrot Bread Company restaurant that serves excellent food.
Above, these keys and the area are just feet away from the National Visitors Center. The above photos were taken in 2014. When I saw them many years ago, you could touch them. Last month, I saw they were under lock and key.
Big changes in the backyard of 219 Jackson Street.
Athenian Corner Restaurant, Market Street.
I've always loved this wall, it shows its age and character. Below, somebody thought this would be an improvement.
At Pawtucket St. and Father Morissette Blvd.
The Pawtucket Street going up to Merrimack Street.
The Concord River, flowing into the Merrimack River. The Lowell Auditorium is on the right. The photo was taken in April 2016. The one below was taken in December 2021.
Below are additional photos of where the West End Gym was on Lawrence Street.