Looking to tap the collective knowledge of all of the Inside Lowell historians among us – and we know there are many!
The current location of Middlesex Community College’s Cowan Center at 33 Kearney hosts the primary academic and administrative classrooms and offices for the college for its city campus.
Prior to the college inhabiting the hexagonal shaped facility, it was, for a brief period of time, the Wang Training Facility. And just prior to that a vacant parking lot.
But long before that – for decades, in fact – the site at 33 Kearney Square played host to the Rex Center – home to all things Rex-Ish a grille, banquet halls, a ballroom, a Turkish bath, and bowling, to name just a few.
Wondering who out there Inside Lowell – and beyond – has any recollections of times they may have spent at the Rex and want to share their stories with us through the comments below. There’ll be a historical perspective written in the coming weeks, and your feedback would be much appreciated.
Do you remember the great fire of June 25, 1960? Did you rack up a game or two at the pool hall? How about a perfect game at the bowling alley? Regardless of your memory – sordid or not – drop us a comment below and let us know your Rex-Collections of the facility!