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See J. P. Coolidge, Mill and Mansion (1942, repr. 1967); T. Bender, Toward an Urban Vision (1982).
a city in the northeastern USA in Massachusetts, New England, situated by the rapids on the Merrimack River. Population, 94,000 (1970); 213,000 including suburbs.
In 1970, 20,000 people were employed in industry. Industrial equipment is manufactured in the city, and radio-electronics, textile, clothing, leather footwear, and printing industries are located there. In the second half of the 19th century, Lowell was the most important textile center in the USA (“the American Manchester”); a textile institute is in the city.