Lowell Receives Recovery Act Funds for Energy Savings in Park and Historic District
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
Senator John Kerry and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas announced that the City of Lowell received a $5 million grant from the Department of Energy’s Recovery Act Retrofit Ramp-Up program for the “The Carbon-Neutral Lowell National Park and Preservation District initiative.” The grant will support programs to increase energy efficiency in historic buildings around the downtown historic preservation district and Lowell National Historical Park. The application seeks to provide a model for pairing historic preservation with increased reductions in energy consumption.
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Grant presentation at Lawrence Mills Park with (from left to right)
Did You Know?
There were female and male overseers in the mills of Lowell in the 19th century. In Rev. Henry Miles' book, Lowell As It Was, and As It Is, he mentions that the Boott Cotton Mills has recently opened a new weave room and it is being overseen by two women overseers. More...