Mechanics Block Historic District

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Mechanics Block Historic District
Mechanics Block Historic District 139 Garden St, Lawrence, MA.jpg
Mechanics Block Historic District is located in Massachusetts
Mechanics Block Historic District
Mechanics Block Historic District is located in the United States
Mechanics Block Historic District
LocationLawrence, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°42′34″N 71°9′17″W / 42.70944°N 71.15472°W / 42.70944; -71.15472Coordinates: 42°42′34″N 71°9′17″W / 42.70944°N 71.15472°W / 42.70944; -71.15472
Built1847
ArchitectUnknown
Architectural styleItalianate
NRHP reference #73001942 [1] (original)
78000451 (increase)
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 3, 1973
Boundary increaseMay 23, 1978

The Mechanics Block Historic District is a historic district at 107 - 139 Garden St. and 6 - 38 Orchard Street in Lawrence, Massachusetts. It encompasses two segments of brick rowhouses that are back-to-back. The rowhouses are 2 1/2 story brick buildings, organized into mirror-image pairs, with a single gable-roof dormer piercing the side-gable roofs for each unit. They were built in 1847 by the Essex Company (the development arm of the Lawrence mill operators) as worker housing.[2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, and expanded in 1978.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
  2. ^ "MHC Reconnaissance Survey Town Report: Lawrence, 1986 (PDF pages 16, 22)" (PDF). Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2015-03-03.