Lewiston Maine Clock Tower: A trip back in time.

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Here is a well-written blog by Kristen Wheatley.  If you don't already subscribe to her blog, you should!  She has a lot of great tips in her blogs for members and she does localism very well... we all can learn how to harness the power of active rain by mimicking her.  I normally don't re-blog localized information like this.  But I just love old buildings and architecture this is a REALLY cool building!  Enjoy!

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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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Comments (2)

Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Nice shout out for Kristen.  She does do a bang up job.  She is on my subcribed list, too. 

Sep 17, 2010 02:36 AM
Kristen Wheatley
Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group - Brunswick, ME
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Thanks for the shout out Daniel. :)

Sep 17, 2010 12:02 PM