Plaque sponsored by the Lothropp Family Foundation
Located on 382 Washington Street
This plot of land, now known as the Lowthorpe Meadows, was deeded in 1905 to Wallace S. Allis, Caroline T. Gilman, Elizabeth Gilman, George H. Gilman, Charlotte C. Gulliver, William H. Palmer and Herbert L. Yerrington. The deed reads as follows:
For the consideration of the love and good will that we have to the inhabitants of the town of Norwich, we desire to give to you and your successors for ever the greater part of the land owned by us on the west side of Washington Street, as shown by accompanying plan, that it may be kept perpetually as a free open space for the public good, unencumbered by dwelling houses, barns of any nuisance whatever.
Emily S. Gilman
Louisa G. Lane
Norwich, Conn. Nov. 30, 1905
The name Lowthorpe comes from the old English form of Lothrop or Lathrop. In 1745, Thomas Lathrop owned this property. This same Thomas Lathrop was an ancestor of the Gilman family.