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January 30, 2014

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Stephanie

Pretty cool. We only found asbestos!

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This sounds like your "Hall of Architecture":

"Shortly after the end of World War I, the Lowell Board of Trade proposed plans for the creation of a new monument that would honor local Veterans of all wars. A Memorial Auditorium was decided on as an appropriate structure. A commission was formed under Mayor Perry D. Thompson, to decide on both the site and the architecture of this memorial. The Commission named John J. Harrington as Chairman. Governor Calvin Coolidge signed the legislative act necessary for the implementation."

http://lowellauditorium.com/?page_id=59

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I love this stuff. We found newspapers being used as insulation in our last house, but it was too brittle and shredded to get any info off it.

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And I found a lot of references to Cullinan working for the Globe (and WEEI).

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Found it! LOWELL'S WAR MEMORIAL LIKE NO OTHER
Cullinan, Howell; Boston Daily Globe (1923-1927); (Feb 25, 1923), p. 32.

Karen

YOU SO TOTALLY ROCK!!!! THANKS! (And why couldn't I do that?!)

Chris Pitts

Hmm, you said these were under the bathroom?

Karen

Ha! They were IN THE WALLS -- too late to have been used for reading material. (Probably!)

Kirinqueen

My in-laws grew up in Cambridge and remember there being a lot of farms there back then (1930s-1960s). So all the chicken ads sound about right. :)

Risottogirl

Karen,

How are you??? Your blog makes me miss Boston. A little. But not THIS winter :)
When we moved into our house (built in 1935) here in San Francisco in 2011, we had a chimney guy come and check it all out to be sure it was safe to use. Way up inside the chimney he found a perfectly pristine copy of the real estate section of the SF Chronicle from October 8, 1942. Pretty neat. Also meant that the fireplace had likely not been used since around then!

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