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Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Lawrence bears the name of Hon. Abbott Lawrence of Boston.
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Lawrence includes: Hallsville, Arlington District, Carltonville, Chapinsville, and City Hall.



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  • 1655 - Lawrence is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1847 - Lawrence is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1853 - Lawrence is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1854 - Lawrence
    Lawrence, a post-town and semicapital of Essex county, Massachusetts, on the left (N.) bank of the Merrimack river, 26 miles N. from Boston, and 12...Read MORE...


  • News 1860 - January 10 - The Pemberton Mill in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA, collapses, killing 146 workers.
    The collapse of Pemberton Mill has been deemed the worst industrial accident in Massachusetts history and one of the worst industrial disasters in...Read MORE...


  • News 1868 - A lady in Lawrence, Mass., suddenly awoke in the night with the impression that her little girl was in danger.
    Feeling her way in the dark to the child's crib, directed by a strong impulse, she put her finger into the little sleeper's mouth, and to her...Read MORE...


  • News 1868 - Lawrence (Mass.) factory hands have a free reading-room, and 8,000 volumes in their library.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 28, 1868

  • News 1869 - A large six-horse wagon containing thirteen persons, returning on the night of the 30th ult. from a festival at Pelham to Lawrence, Mass., upset and severely injured five of the passengers, two it was feared fatally.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 9, 1869

  • News 1870 - In 1849 Lawrence, Mass. had only 100 inhabitants. This year the census says 28,829. Lowell has about 42,000.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 10, 1870

  • News 1870 - In Lawrence, Mass,. a few days since, some one threw a torpedo into the mouth of a little girl as she was returning from school, and the torpedo exploded and lacerated her tongue and mouth severely.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 16, 1870

  • News 1878 - Twenty-three milk dealers in Lawrence, Mass., have petitioned for the appointment of a milk inspector.
    They have found themselves undersold by rival dealers, and say it cannot be done with profit unless the milk is watered.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 9, 1878

  • News 1888 - On the 24th John Roche and Patrick Cavanaugh, while at work on the chimney of the new Pacific mills at Lawrence, Mass., fell 120 feet with the elevator. Neither was killed but both are seriously injured.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    December 1, 1888

  • News 1890 - Tornado
    A Number of Lives Lost, Many Persons Killed and Injured and Hundreds of Houses Razed to the Ground - The Victims.

    LAWRENCE, Mass., July 27. - A...Read MORE...


  • Lawrence Massachusetts, 1890
    LAWRENCE is one of our splendid industrial cities, which has sprung up, as if by magic, at the bidding of the mechanical, the liberal and...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Lawrence
    Lawrence, a city, one of the capitals of Essex co., Mass., on both sides of the Merrimac River, and on several divisions of the Boston & Maine...Read MORE...


  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    500,000 Ladies are using The Rushforth Hair Curling Pins
    The Rushforth Pin Co., Lawrence, Mass.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    November 1898
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  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Arlington Mills
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Broadway looking North
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    City Hall
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Court House
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Lawrence General Hospital, 1905
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Atlantic Mills and North Canal
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Public Library, 1907
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Water Tower
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    First Baptist Church, 1908
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Post Office, 1908
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Wood Worsted Mills
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    The Pond, 1909
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Armory
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Lawrence Savings Bank
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Bird's Eye View of Lawrence, Mass., from The Bay State Building, 1910
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Colonial Theatre, 1910
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Lawrence Common
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    The Dam
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Depot and Post Office
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Below the Flume
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    High School
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Lower Pacific Mill
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    B. M. R. R. Station
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Y. W. C. A.
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    St. Mary's Church
    Postcard
  • News 1912 - January 11 - Bread & Roses Strike begins in Lawrence, Massachusetts
    1912-01-29 - Martial law declared in textile strike in Lawrence, MA

    historyorb.com
    January 11, 1912

  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Canoe Club
    Postcard
  • News 1913 - 11 BOYS DROWN IN RUSH TO SWIM
    Forty Lads Plunge Into River When Walk Collapses
    ALL FIGHT HARD FOR LIFE

    A Narrow Wooden Walk, Leading Over Fifteen Feet of Water to Municipal...Read MORE...


  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Essex St. Looking East
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Lawrence, a city, one of the capitals of Essex CO., Mass., on both sides of the Merrimac River and on several divisions of the Boston and Maine R.,...Read MORE...


  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Bay State Building and Lawrence St., looking North (1916)
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Haverhill Street from Jackson Street
    Postcard
  • Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
    Empire Theatre, 1920
    Postcard


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA


Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

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500,000 Ladies are using The Rushforth Hair Curling Pins
The Rushforth Pin Co., Lawrence, Mass.

The Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898

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Arlington Mills

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Broadway looking North

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City Hall

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Court House

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Lawrence General Hospital, 1905

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Atlantic Mills and North Canal

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Public Library, 1907

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Water Tower

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First Baptist Church, 1908

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Post Office, 1908

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Wood Worsted Mills

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The Pond, 1909

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

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Y. W. C. A.

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

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St. Mary's Church

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Armory

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Lawrence Savings Bank

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Bird's Eye View of Lawrence, Mass., from The Bay State Building, 1910

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Colonial Theatre, 1910

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Lawrence Common

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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The Dam

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Depot and Post Office

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Below the Flume

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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High School

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Lower Pacific Mill

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
B. M. R. R. Station

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Canoe Club

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Essex St. Looking East

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

Postcard
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Bay State Building and Lawrence St., looking North (1916)

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

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Haverhill Street from Jackson Street

Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

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Empire Theatre, 1920

History, News and Stories of Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1655 - Lawrence is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1847 - Lawrence is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1853 - Lawrence is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1854 - Lawrence
    Lawrence, a post-town and semicapital of Essex county, Massachusetts, on the left (N.) bank of the Merrimack river, 26 miles N. from Boston, and 12... Read MORE...

  • News  1860 - January 10 - The Pemberton Mill in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA, collapses, killing 146 workers.
    The collapse of Pemberton Mill has been deemed the worst industrial accident in Massachusetts history and one of the worst industrial disasters in... Read MORE...

  • News  1868 - A lady in Lawrence, Mass., suddenly awoke in the night with the impression that her little girl was in danger.
    Feeling her way in the dark to the child's crib, directed by a strong impulse, she put her finger into the little sleeper's mouth, and to her... Read MORE...

  • News  1868 - Lawrence (Mass.) factory hands have a free reading-room, and 8,000 volumes in their library.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 28, 1868
  • News  1869 - A large six-horse wagon containing thirteen persons, returning on the night of the 30th ult. from a festival at Pelham to Lawrence, Mass., upset and severely injured five of the passengers, two it was feared fatally.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 9, 1869
  • News  1870 - In Lawrence, Mass,. a few days since, some one threw a torpedo into the mouth of a little girl as she was returning from school, and the torpedo exploded and lacerated her tongue and mouth severely.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 16, 1870
  • News  1870 - In 1849 Lawrence, Mass. had only 100 inhabitants. This year the census says 28,829. Lowell has about 42,000.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 10, 1870
  • News  1878 - Twenty-three milk dealers in Lawrence, Mass., have petitioned for the appointment of a milk inspector.
    They have found themselves undersold by rival dealers, and say it cannot be done with profit unless the milk is watered.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 9, 1878
  • News  1888 - On the 24th John Roche and Patrick Cavanaugh, while at work on the chimney of the new Pacific mills at Lawrence, Mass., fell 120 feet with the elevator. Neither was killed but both are seriously injured.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    December 1, 1888
  • Lawrence Massachusetts, 1890
    LAWRENCE is one of our splendid industrial cities, which has sprung up, as if by magic, at the bidding of the mechanical, the liberal and... Read MORE...

  • News  1890 - Tornado
    A Number of Lives Lost, Many Persons Killed and Injured and Hundreds of Houses Razed to the Ground - The Victims.

    LAWRENCE, Mass., July 27. - A... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Lawrence
    Lawrence, a city, one of the capitals of Essex co., Mass., on both sides of the Merrimac River, and on several divisions of the Boston & Maine... Read MORE...

  • News  1912 - January 11 - Bread & Roses Strike begins in Lawrence, Massachusetts
    1912-01-29 - Martial law declared in textile strike in Lawrence, MA

    historyorb.com
    January 11, 1912
  • News  1913 - 11 BOYS DROWN IN RUSH TO SWIM
    Forty Lads Plunge Into River When Walk Collapses
    ALL FIGHT HARD FOR LIFE

    A Narrow Wooden Walk, Leading Over Fifteen Feet of Water to Municipal... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Lawrence, a city, one of the capitals of Essex CO., Mass., on both sides of the Merrimac River and on several divisions of the Boston and Maine R.,... Read MORE...

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