Lewiston Maine Clock Tower: A trip back in time.

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group

Lewiston City Building

 

Lewiston Maine City Building & Clock Tower (1892)

The Lewiston City Building is a true architectural beauty.  Built in 1892 across from the scenic Kennedy Park in the Baroque Revival style, it replaced the previous city building which was destroyed by fire in 1890.

The copper clad domed tower of the building reaches 185 feet skyward and features a fully functional weight driven, pendulum regulated mechanical tower clock.  The City of Lewiston purchased the clock in 1891 for $1265 from clock maker Edward Howard.

 

Lewiston ClockThe actual clock works originally resided up in the tower, but were moved in 2002 when the city restored the clock and moved it to a public area of City Hall to be enjoyed by visitors.  Encased in glass, the historic and fully functional clock now rests on the 2nd floor of the City Building, with the pendulum stretching down into the first floor.

The Lewiston City Building is just one example of the incredible number of beautiful buildings in Lewiston Maine that are listed on the National Historic Registry.  History and architecture buffs could spend quite a bit of time poking around Lewiston and enjoying these treasures.  

View the full list of historic buildings in Lewiston Maine.

City Hall Lewiston Maine

 

The City of Lewiston has a long and rich history.  From it's earliest beginnings in 1770 as one family's cabin, to the introduction of water power from the falls, to the hay day of the railroad and the mills, Lewiston has always been a center point and meeting place for the region.

Learn more about the history of Lewiston Maine.

 

 

 

 

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The Maine Real Estate Network - Kristen Wheatley - Lewiston-Auburn Maine Real Estate

Maine Realtor Kristen Wheatley  

Kristen Wheatley is a Maine Realtor working and living in Central Maine.  She specializes in the sale of residential and investment property in the Lewiston-Auburn area and surrounding towns.  Kristen uses the latest tools and mobile technology to provide a superior experience and results for her clients and enjoys sharing these technology skills and teaching other real estate professionals and local small business owners.

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Comments (9)

Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Kristen - One of the side benefits for me personally on Active Rain, is the frequency that folks share about the history of their homes.  The "long tales" of the eastern environs are endless ... and forever changing.  Thanks for sharing ... I look forward to seeing more from time-to-time.

Aug 28, 2010 11:30 AM
Kristen Wheatley
Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group - Brunswick, ME
Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!

I'm glad you like it Jack!  I love learning about other places as well.

Aug 28, 2010 11:46 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Kristen, Can Marty reach 88 mph on the main street?

Aug 28, 2010 12:38 PM
Kristen Wheatley
Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group - Brunswick, ME
Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!

Ok, now you have me feeling particularly blonde.  Who is Marty?

Aug 28, 2010 03:10 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Marty McFly, Back to the Future movies!  Had to 88 mph in the Delorean for the time travel... using the power from the lightning bolt hitting the clock tower!  Yup, I went there :)

Aug 28, 2010 03:55 PM
Kristen Wheatley
Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group - Brunswick, ME
Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!

Ok, NOW I get it!  I knew I should have asked my husband first.  He would have gotten that right away.

Probably wouldn't be a good idea since the Lewiston Police station is just behind the city building. :)

Aug 28, 2010 04:19 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

When all that is left is a pair of flaming tire tracks, not much they can do!

Aug 29, 2010 01:51 AM
Charles Edwards Bentonville
Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 - Bentonville, AR
AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker

Kristen, Very nice! Can we just talk about Maine all day today? You know I could do just that.

Aug 29, 2010 01:54 AM
Kristen Wheatley
Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group - Brunswick, ME
Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!

Liz & Bill:  Good Point!

Charles:  That sounds like a plan to me. :)

Aug 29, 2010 02:56 AM