Photograph of Canal Street Boardinghouses, Lawrence

This image is from a stereoptican card. It shows the type of boardinghouse described in the “Ann” letter from the American Textile History Museum. Boardinghouses were common in mill communities like Lawrence, because they were able to house large numbers of mill workers near their workplaces.

**Note: This is a low resolution image, the original document can be found at the Lawrence History Center, Lawrence, Massachusetts.


“Canal Street Boardinghouses.” Lawrence History Center, Lawrence, MA.