Ecumenical Plaza

The Western Canal during the Points of Light Lantern Celebration. Photo by Thomas O’Hearn.
Ecumenical Plaza location

Two elegant churches in Gothic Revival and Byzantine styles frame one of the earliest urban redevelopment projects of Lowell’s revitalization period. The grounds of St. Patrick Church (1853) and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (1908) are connected by Ecumenical Plaza, a 1970s-era brick platform over the Western Canal. Physically and symbolically linking two sections of the historic Acre neighborhood with its multicultural population, the Plaza was pictured as a new public space.

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