Historic Lewiston-Auburn

Edward Little High School, Auburn, ca. 1874

Lewiston Public Library has contributed 115 images to Maine Memory over the past several years. The images shared by LPL are particularly rich in two eras: the turn of the 20th century when the mills and city hummed and, by contrast, the 1970s, by which time many mills were idle and the health of the Androscoggin River was of increasing concern. It was during this latter period that the groundwork for the city’s rebirth was laid.

To view all of the images from Lewiston Public Library, click here.

One thought on “Historic Lewiston-Auburn

  1. debra whitcomb

    my great grandmother, bridget finerty Mitchell, lived in Calais. her sister, maria finerty, worked in a cotton mill in 1880–in Lewiston…maria lived in a boardinghouse. she married Charles O’Brien in boston in 1884….maria was irish American and Charles was irish.

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