Grand Trunk Station (Lewiston)

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Grand Trunk Railroad Station
Grand Trunk Station, Lewiston.jpg
Grand Trunk Station (Lewiston) is located in Maine
Grand Trunk Station (Lewiston)
Nearest city Lewiston, Maine
Coordinates 44°5′37″N 70°13′12″W / 44.09361°N 70.22000°W / 44.09361; -70.22000Coordinates: 44°5′37″N 70°13′12″W / 44.09361°N 70.22000°W / 44.09361; -70.22000
Built 1885
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79000127 [1]
Added to NRHP June 4, 1979

Grand Trunk Station is a historic railroad station in Lewiston, Maine.

The station, located at the corner of Lincoln and Beech Streets, was built in 1874 by the Lewiston and Auburn Railroad Company and leased to the Grand Trunk Railway, connecting Lewiston with the Canadian National Railway.[2] Many French-Canadian immigrants arrived in the Lewiston-Auburn area via the station, leading the building to be known as the "Ellis Island" of Lewiston.[3]

The railroad station was added to the National Historic Register in 2001. After rail service to the station stopped, it lay abandoned for decades, and various uses for the building were proposed.[4] In 2010, the Lewiston and Auburn Railroad Company was awarded a Recovery Act grant by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to renovate Grand Trunk Railroad Station.[3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ Skelton, Kathryn (8 August 2010). "What is the Lewiston and Auburn Railroad Co.?". Sun Journal. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "MICHAUD PRAISES $200,000 INVESTMENT IN LEWISTON-AUBURN RAILROAD COMPANY". Website of Congressman Mike Michaud. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Skelton, Kathryn (8 August 2012). "The future of Lewiston's 'Ellis Island' may be decided Wednesday after 30 years of vacancy". Sun Journal. Retrieved 2 December 2012.