The Lowell

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The Lowell
The Lowell, 33 Lexington Avenue, Cambridge, MA - IMG 4290.JPG
The Lowell is located in Massachusetts
The Lowell
The Lowell is located in the US
The Lowell
Location Cambridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°22′37.8″N 71°08′22.9″W / 42.377167°N 71.139694°W / 42.377167; -71.139694Coordinates: 42°22′37.8″N 71°08′22.9″W / 42.377167°N 71.139694°W / 42.377167; -71.139694
Built 1900
Architect Hasty, John A.
Architectural style Colonial Revival
MPS Cambridge MRA
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP June 30, 1983

The Lowell is an historic triple decker apartment house on 33 Lexington Avenue in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Built in 1900 to a design by local architect John Hasty, it is a rare multiunit building in the Brattle Street area outside Harvard Square. The Colonial Revival building has a swan's neck pediment above the center entry, which is echoed above the central second story windows. Doric pilasters separate the bays of the front facade, and the building distinctively has side porches, giving it added horizontal massing. It was built before the decision was made to locate the electrified trolleys on Mount Auburn Street instead of Brattle (under pressure from wealthy Brattle Street residents), a decision that reduced interest in building more multiunit housing in that area.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

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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. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for The Lowell". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-21.