Lowell Post Office

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This article is about the 1895 building. For the 1936 building, see US Post Office (Lowell, Massachusetts), now the F. Bradford Morse Federal Building.
Lowell Post Office
Lowell MA Post Office Appleton St.jpg
Lowell Post Office is located in Massachusetts
Lowell Post Office
Lowell Post Office is located in the US
Lowell Post Office
Location Lowell, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°38′28″N 71°18′34″W / 42.64111°N 71.30944°W / 42.64111; -71.30944Coordinates: 42°38′28″N 71°18′34″W / 42.64111°N 71.30944°W / 42.64111; -71.30944
Built 1893
Architect Edbrooke, W.J.
Architectural style Romanesque
Part of Lowell National Historical Park (#78003149)
NRHP Reference # 02001084[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 4, 2002
Designated CP June 5, 1978

The 1895 Lowell Post Office is a historic post office building at 89 Appleton Street in Lowell, Massachusetts. The imposing two-story granite building was completed in 1895 to a design by W. J. Edbrooke. The building has an H shape, and has a profusion of typical Richardsonian Romanesque features, included rounded arches over windows and a recessed entry. The focal point of the building is its five story square clock tower, which is topped by a pyramidal roof supported by tripled round arches on each face.[2]

The building was used as a post office until 1936, when a new building on Kearney Square (now the F. Bradford Morse Federal Building) was put in service. This building continued to house federal offices until the 1970s, by which time its ownership had been transferred to the city. The city then used it for offices until the 1990s.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1] It now houses a division of the Middlesex County juvenile court system.[3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Lowell Post Office". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  3. ^ "Contact Directory". Middlesex County District Attorney. Retrieved 2014-04-02.