Every year Doors Open Lowell provides an inside look to nearly 30 buildings over two days.  Look for old favorites this year as well as new additions to the roster of buildings.

No tickets or pre-registration is required. Admission is free.

Look for the blue Doors Open Lowell banners identifying participating sites.

Shuttle bus will run on a rolling basis between 10 am - 4 pm on Saturday, May 11 between several sites.

VeoRide bike sharing has come to Lowell this year so grab a bike and hit all the Doors Open Lowell sites.  Download the VeoRide app and get ready to ride!.  For more information, head to www.veoride.com/lowell.

The official Doors Open Lowell program guide will appear in the Lowell Sun on Wednesday, May 8.

Click HERE to download and print this year’s building roster and map.

Friday, May 10
6 to 9 pm

1.  Whistler House Museum of Art                                           
243 Worthen Street
Built for the Lowell Machine Shop’s agent, this Federal/Greek Revival building (ca. 1825) is best known as the birthplace of artist James McNeil Whistler.

2.   Gates Block                                                                                 
307 Market Street
The Gates Block (1881) is an arts center, home to the Arts League of Lowell, Van Gogh’s Gear Art Supplies, and artist studios.

3.  Yorick Club                                                         
91 Dutton Street
This Italianate style building (ca. 1859) is a rare survivor built by Lowell's first textile company, the Merrimack Manufacturing Co.  Built to house company executives, it became the Yorick Club in 1901, a private club and restaurant, and today is home of Cobblestones restaurant.

4.   Masonic Temple                                                             
79 Dutton Street
Built as Lowell’s Masonic Temple (1928), the building serves the same use today.  Learn about the Masons and view several meeting rooms as you tour this Classical Revival structure.  Doors Open XTRA

5.   Moody Street Feeder Gatehouse                                             
Merrimack Street @ Merrimack Canal
Discover how this gatehouse (1848) regulated the flow of water through the underground Moody Street Feeder, connecting the Western Canal to the Merrimack Canal.

6.   St. Anne’s Church                                                                     
227 Merrimack Street
This Gothic Revival church (1825) originally provided public worship for the mill girls and is the home of several Tiffany stained glass windows.

7.   Lowell Gas Light Company Building                          
22 Shattuck Street
This elegant Italianate style building (1859) originally housed the offices of the Lowell Gas Light Company and is now home to the law firm of Gallagher and Cavanaugh.  Doors Open XTRA

8.  Fairburn Building                                                                       
10 Kearney Square
Visit one of the residential units in the Fairburn Building (ca. 1892) and discover one of the foremost private collections of Lowell patent medicine memorabilia.

Saturday, May 11
10 am – 1 pm

9.  Centralville United Methodist Church                                     
800 Bridge Street
Discover this Victorian Gothic structure (1891) including its rich collection of stained glass windows.

10.   Christ Church United                           *New in 2019*
180 East Merrimack Street
This Gothic Revival church (1841-46) has served the needs of several congregations during its history including Christ Church United since 1969.  Learn about the church’s history and view its historic collection of stained glass windows including those by the renowned Connick Studio of Boston.

11.  First United Baptist Church                                                    
99 Church Street
View the Greek Revival style First United Baptist Church (1826) that was the second church to be founded in Lowell.

12. UTEC                                                                                         
35 Warren Street
Now home to UTEC, the Greek Revival style former St. Paul’s Church (1839) is the oldest LEED Platinum certified green building in the world.

13.   Boston & Maine Railroad Depot          *New in 2019*                       
240 Central Street
This High Victorian Gothic style structure (1876) was originally built as a train depot but is more commonly known locally as the former Rialto Theater up until 1960 when it was converted into a bowling alley.  Discover how it has recently been spectacularly rehabilitated by Middlesex Community College and is now home to the Richard & Nancy Donahue Family Academic Arts Center.

14.   St. John’s Church                                                                     
260 Gorham Street
Discover the architecture and history of this Gothic Revival church (1861) which was the second Episcopal church founded in Lowell.

15.   Counting House Lofts                                                                                      
109 Jackson Street
See how the former Countinghouse (ca. 1870) and Storehouse (ca. 1865) in the Hamilton millyard has been converted into residential use by the Winn Companies.

16.  Appleton Mills                                                                           
219 Jackson Street
See how Appleton Mills No. 1, 1A, and 4 (1902-1914) have been rehabilitated as artist live-work residences including a soaring interior atrium.

17.  Pollard Memorial Library                                            
401 Merrimack Street
See the restored Richardsonian Romanesque Pollard Memorial Library (1893) and discover how the building continues to serve as Lowell’s library today.  Doors Open XTRA

18.  St. Patrick Church                                                        
282 Suffolk Street
Visit this Gothic Revival church (1853-1874) and learn more about their recent interior restoration project and how the church continues to serve Lowell’s immigrant populations today.  Doors Open XTRA

16.  Appleton Mills                                                                           
219 Jackson Street
See how Appleton Mills No. 1, 1A, and 4 (1902-1914) have been rehabilitated as artist live-work residences including a soaring interior atrium.

17.  Pollard Memorial Library                                            
401 Merrimack Street
See the restored Richardsonian Romanesque Pollard Memorial Library (1893) and discover how the building continues to serve as Lowell’s library today.  Doors Open XTRA

18.  St. Patrick Church                                                        
282 Suffolk Street
Visit this Gothic Revival church (1853-1874) and learn more about their recent interior restoration project and how the church continues to serve Lowell’s immigrant populations today.  Doors Open XTRA

Saturday, May 11
Noon – 8 pm

19.   Mill No. 5                                                                                   
250 Jackson Street
Appleton Mill No. 5 (1873) has been redeveloped into a blend of artists, independent retail, and performance/
theater space with an interior composed of salvaged historic buildings from throughout New England.

Saturday, May 11
1 - 4 pm

20.  Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church                             
25 Fr. John Sarantos Way 
Visit this Byzantine-style church (1956-1964) and discover its rich ornamentation including imported ceiling mosaics from Italy, iconography, and stained glass.

21.  Tremont Yard                                                               
1 Tremont Place
Located beneath Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, discover exposed historic subterranean waterpower features that were the site of pioneering turbine experiments undertaken by famed engineer James B. Francis in 1855.   Doors Open XTRA

22.   The River Transformed Exhibit                                             
Wannalancit Mill
Find out how engineers harnessed the waterpower of the Merrimack River to drive Lowell’s mills.

23.   Frederick Ayer Mansion                                                          
357 Pawtucket Street
The former Frederick Ayer mansion (1876) is one of the most ornate buildings in Lowell and also the former home of the Franco-American School.  Discover this Second-Empire style masterpiece and plans for its preservation and future reuse.

24.  Spalding House                                                                                      
383 Pawtucket Street
The Georgian style Spalding House (1761) is the third oldest surviving house in Lowell.  Learn about its history and the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust’s preservation efforts.   Doors Open XTRA

25.  Northern Canal Gatekeeper’s House                                     
23 School Street
This Greek Revival/Italianate house (1847) was built by the Locks and Canals Company for the gatekeeper of the Pawtucket Gatehouse.  Learn about its preservation through the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Historic Curatorship Program.  

26.  Pawtucket Gatehouse                                                               
School Street @ Northern Canal
This gatehouse (1847), the largest on the Lowell canal system, still controls the flow of water into the Northern Canal, and contains much of its original equipment.

27.  Pawtucket Congregational Church
15 Mammoth Road
Tour the Romanesque Revival style Pawtucket Congregational Church (1898) to learn more about their restoration efforts and 1812 Revere bell.