Methuen Music Hall

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This is probably the only building ever built for the sole purpose of housing a pipe organ. It was commissioned by Edward Searles to hold “The Great Organ” he purchased from The Boston Music Hall around 1897 for $1500. At the time, it was believed to be the largest pipe organ in the United States, …

Malden Mills

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This group of buildings (as well as the one in yesterdays image) was part of the original Malden Mills Industries complex in Lawrence Massachusetts. Malden Mills Industries was the company that developer Polartec polar fleece in 1979. A good portion of the complex was destroyed by a huge fire in December of 1995, devastating the …

Asymmetrical

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Yesterday I deliberately set out on my long run through Lawrence with the goal of slowing down and looking for new spots to shoot. As I ran past the Polartec complex on Broadway, I glanced through the iron gates and spotted a cluster of mill buildings that I had never noticed before. They were a …

BAA Boston Marathon

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The featured image is a shot of the start of the 2009 Boston Marathon. I was crouching down behind the barricade shooting wildly, with the hope of capturing that one moment. For those of you who have run Boston (or any other marathon), you know the moment. Its the moment when all of your training …

It’s all about the Beans

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Having grown up in Lowell, I had always known about “Lowell’s Famous Baked Beans,” baked daily at Cote’s Market, 175 Salem Street, Lowell, MA. Their baked beans are so popular that seemingly countless area stores resold them each week. However, I had never set foot in Cote’s Market until today. I drove past the today …

Lawrence Manufacturing Co.

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The wall says “Lawrence Manufacturing Co. Knit Fabrics since 1828”. According to the  records The Lawrence Manufacturing Company  “… was incorporated in 1831 and began operations in 1833. The company initially manufactured shirtings, sheetings and printing cloth, but added the manufacture of knitted goods such as hosiery and underwear in 1864.” The building itself has been …

Gift Gallery

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From now through the end of the year, take 10% off of any print purchase over $25. I’ve compiled a Gift Gallery on SmugMug containing over 35 of my most popular (and my favorite) images. Select the image or image you want to purchase and use the promo code “facebookgroup” at checkout when prompted. Of …

St John the Baptist Church, Lowell, Massachusetts

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St John the Baptist Church in Lowell, Massachusetts is one of several churches shuttered in recent years by the Archdiocese of Boston. The church and rectory were recently purchased by a developer, Brian McGowan, who is in the process of converting the rectory to apartments. He has plans drawn up to convert the church to condos …