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CHAPEL HILL
 
    
  18.  Walnut Street, 1847-48.  
The land between Gorham and Chapel Streets, 
developed rapidly after the 1845 auction. The 
then-fashionable Greek Revival and Italianate 
sidehall dwellings proved ideal for narrow city 
lots.  Each lot was developed individually, 
exemplified in the variations in size and detail 
of the houses.
 
 
 
 

  19.  139 Chapel St., late 1840s.
This exceptionally ornate Italianate house 
employs a wide variety of architectural detail 
to create a rich, three-dimensional effect. 
Windows and doors framed with rope 
molding, brackets, bay windows, molded 
window caps and carved double doors are 
used extensively.  Between 1850 and 1880 
more Italianate houses were built in Lowell 
than any other style of building.
 
 

  19.  The Italianate style is readily identified 
by the use of brackets, most commonly found 
at roof eaves, on bay windows and beneath 
door hoods.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
  
  

  
Walnut Street
   
Italianate house
   
Italianate Style
     
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