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Boott Cotton Mills, John Street at Merrimack River, Lowell, Middlesex County, MA

Boott Cotton Mills, John Street at Merrimack River, Lowell, Middlesex County, MA

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Significance: Boott Cotton Mills is one of the oldest surviving large-scale textile mill complexes in the United States. Built as an original, and integral, part of the City of Lowell, the Boott Cotton Mills has utilized the 17-foot drop between the Eastern Canal and the Merrimack River for water power purposes ever since 1835. Important steps in the growth of American industry, technology, water power generation and scientific management can be traced through the evolution of mid-and late-19th century structures at Boott Cotton Mills.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-2
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1454
Survey number: HAER MA-16
Building/structure dates: 1835- 1838 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1847-1848 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1860-1900 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1910-1932 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1973 Subsequent Work



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Boott , Kirk
Proprietors of Locks & Canals on the Merrimack River
E. Howard & Company
Swain Turbine Company
Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company
General Electric Company
Woodward Governor Company
Francis, James B
Badger, William
Mills, Hiram F
Jackson, Patrick T
Whistler, George W
Morse, J T
Appleton, F E
Flather, John Rogers
Whittaker, Channing
Thomas, Ariel C
Barlow, W Lewis, field team
Parrott, Charles, field team
Anderson, Richard K, project manager
Lebovich, William L, project manager
Lowell National Historical Park, sponsor
City of Lowell, sponsor
Kapsch, Robert J, sponsor
Boott Cotton Mills, sponsor
Jackson, Donald C, transmitter
Jandoli, Liz, transmitter
Christianson, Justine, transmitter




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