21 Lowell Road



21 Lowell Road


Year Built:
Permit Date:
Royal Barry Wills
Maurice A. Dunlavy
Cost to Build:
(On Permit Date):
Maurice A. Dunlavy
First Residents:
The Harrington Family

This house, like all of the houses on Lowell Road with the exception of the pre-development 8-10 and 12-14 Lowell, was built by Maurice Dunlavy and designed by Royal Barry Wills.

21 Lowell Road was home to members of the Harrington family from the time it was built until the early 1960s. Mary Harrington (nee Dempsey; 1869-1958) moved in initially with her son William and his wife Alice and their three children. William (1895-1983) was a manager of a petroleum products company.

The 1930 U.S. Census shows the residents as: Wiliam E. Harringon, 35, office manager (petroleum products); Alice H. Harrington, 31; Paul D. Harrington, 2; William E. Harrington, 6; Joan Harrington, <1; Mary D. Harrington, 60, (mother); and Theresa Foley, 24, a servant, born Irish Free State. The house was valued at $25,000.

Around 1931, William and his family moved away and his brother Francis D. Harrington, together with his wife Anna and their two children, moved in with Mary Harrington. They had been living nearby on Gorham Road. Francis was a salesman, listed as assistant division manager with a truck company in the 1930 U.S. Census. He was later listed in the Street List as a salesman and an executive.