Historic Board



The Lowell Historic Board (LHB) is the City of Lowell's historic preservation agency. Central to the Board's responsibilities is its design review, permitting, and enforcement authority in the Downtown Lowell Historic District and ten additional neighborhood districts.

In addition to its design review and permitting activities, among other responsibilities the Board also:
  • Provides technical assistance regarding preservation and design citywide
  • Maintains a comprehensive survey of over 2,500 historic resources in Lowell
  • Runs an active education and outreach program including:
    • Electronic, quarterly newsletter
    • Social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
    • Sign grant program for small businesses in the Downtown Lowell Historic District
    • Downtown Lowell Historic District building markers
    • Neighborhood historic district house markers 
Please explore this website to learn more about the LHB, permitting requirements, and historic preservation in general and also follow us on social media.  Note that the site is still under construction and that new pages and features will be added in the coming months.
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                                         Lowell Historic Board Review Districts Map
Old black and white panoramic photo of Lowell