We Are Lawrence

Essex St. Downtown National Historic District Tour


09/19/2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
09/26/2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


200 Common Street
Lawrence , MA

Description of Event: 

Join us for a guided tour of the commercial district -- established in 1845 by the Essex Co. as part of the newly planned city on the Merrimack. The first period structures were enlarged as the city's population went from 30.000 in 1850 to 95,000 in 1910. The third period charged the architecture design of the structures in the 1920's. The district partially suffered from Urban Renewal in the 1960's and opening of suburban malls in the 1970's. The central section of the district was placed on the National Register in the 1980's.

Special Instructions: 

Meet for the tour at Strikers Monument, found at the corner of Appleton Way and Common Street, across from the Lawrence City Hall.



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