A 111-year-old photograph miraculously survived (for the most part) in the City Hall Attic.

What is is a photograph of?

Writing on the back states that it is Kirk Ave. looking west.

And even gives us the day, hour, and minute it was taken.

But where was Kirk Avenue?

Here is the photo retouched a bit using computer technology.

A letter to the Lowell Sun gives us some clues about the location,

An Atlas of the City of Lowell shows us where it was.

The Bon Marché had an auto supply shop?

Ad in the Lowell Sun, August 2, 1922

Here's the entrance off Kirk Street.

Here's the entrance off Lee Street.