Mowers' Block

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Mowers' Block
Blake and Willow Lynn MA.jpg
Mowers' Block is located in Massachusetts
Mowers' Block
Mowers' Block is located in the US
Mowers' Block
Location Lynn, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°27′51″N 70°56′44″W / 42.46417°N 70.94556°W / 42.46417; -70.94556Coordinates: 42°27′51″N 70°56′44″W / 42.46417°N 70.94556°W / 42.46417; -70.94556
Built 1891
Architect Earp,Edwin
Architectural style Gothic
Part of Central Square Historic District (#85003335)
NRHP Reference # 82001991[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 25, 1982
Designated CP December 10, 1985

The Mowers' Block is a historic commercial block at 7 Willow St. and 67-83 Blake Street in downtown Lynn, Massachusetts. It was built in 1891 for the Mower & Brother shoemaking firm. The brick and granite building was built on the site of the Mower's old factory, in which the Great Lynn Fire of 1889 started, destroying not just their factory but a large swath of downtown Lynn as well. When completed, it was the largest building in the burned area.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982,[1] and was included in the Central Square Historic District in 1985.[2]

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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 "MACRIS inventory record for Mowers Block". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-22.