Have you ever stepped inside 530 Stevens Street? Within those walls that now house Lowell Catholic, there’s history.
The first alarm sounded just after midnight on April 27, 1924. Lowell's firemen arrived soon after to find tendrils of smoke wafting from the Associate Building's fourth floor windows. Inside, the Portuguese Club was ablaze. By the time firemen gained access to the downtown Lowell landmark, they found the fire well underway inside and quickly…Read more Fires of Lowell, Massachusetts – Associate Building, 1924
Moore, Andrews, Whipple, Meadowcroft: If you spent a good span of your childhood years in Lowell, Massachusetts attending school or church at Sacred Heart, all of these names will be familiar to you. The streets closest to Sacred Heart carry those names, which date back to the decades before Sacred Heart's founding when the area…Read more The First Years of Sacred Heart Parish: Lowell, Massachusetts, 1880’s
Once located on Lowell's Gorham Street, St. Peter's Church was founded in Lowell in 1841, ten years after the founding of St. Patrick's, the city's first Catholic church. Many readers will remember the impressive edifice that once stood at 323 Gorham, across from Lowell's courthouse building; however, this was actually the church's third building. St.…Read more The Construction of St. Peter’s Church – Lowell, Massachusetts, 1892