the clock turned 100 years old on October 3, 2010. In my efforts to photograph the city’s mills and other industrial era treasures, I reached out to the Clock’s keeper, the Essex County Community Foundation, who graciously granted me access. The ECCF maintains the clock and has established an permanent endowment to ensure the clock remains operational going forward.


  1. Really enjoy your photography of the old mills in Lawrence and the surrounding area. Like you I grew up in Methuen and my grandfather was a night watchman at the building most recently called “Malden Mills”. At that time we lived on Stafford Street where he could walk to work. Recently a friend of mine had a photo assignment for a photography class and he did a photo essay on the mills of Lawrence which led me to your photo page thanks for the great shots and for sharing them.
    Dick Smith

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