By Paul Marion
For a time within the 1800s, Lowell was once Massachusetts’s cosmopolitan, must-see moment urban. The city’s commercial version was once as high-tech then as Silicon Valley is at the present time. It drew the eye of luminaries like Charles Dickens, Congressmen Davy Crockett and Abraham Lincoln, feminist sociologist Harriet Martineau, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.
This insider’s account of the inventive, daring community-driven method to set up the park explains why at the present time Lowell nationwide old Park is popular as “the partnership park.” The park’s institution used to be an vital piece of an city revival approach that has made Lowell the topic of rankings of newspaper articles, journal profiles, television and radio reviews, scholarly papers, and publication chapters.Historic Preservation journal has hailed the park as “the most well known rehabilitation version for gritty towns worldwide.” The Lowell tale has a lot to educate the mid-sized towns of the country and the realm. Mill Power frames the Lowell comeback in its historic context and brings jointly the folks who dreamed, wrote, designed, driven, and cheered a brand new nationwide park into lifestyles in addition to those that got here after with the costs of shaping the guidelines into fabric shape. the amount beneficial properties a hundred pictures, a lot of them displaying the before-and-after tale of this revitalization.
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Mill Power: The Origin and Impact of Lowell National Historical Park by Paul Marion