Lewiston City Hall (Lewiston, Maine)

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Lewiston City Hall
City Hall, Lewiston, ME.jpg
Lewiston City Hall (Lewiston, Maine) is located in Maine
Lewiston City Hall (Lewiston, Maine)
Location Lewiston, Maine
Coordinates 44°5′42″N 70°12′57″W / 44.09500°N 70.21583°W / 44.09500; -70.21583Coordinates: 44°5′42″N 70°12′57″W / 44.09500°N 70.21583°W / 44.09500; -70.21583
Built 1892
Architect Brigham & Spofford
Architectural style Other
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference #

76000085

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Added to NRHP October 21, 1976

Lewiston City Hall is a historic building at Pine and Park Streets in Lewiston, Maine.

The hall was built in 1892 and added to the National Historic Register in 1976.

History[edit]

Lewiston City Hall (left) beside the Atkinson Building in 2010.

The original City Hall for the growing city of Lewiston was constructed in the footprints of its current location in 1871. The building was opened in 1872, at a cost of $200,000. The building stood for 18 years, until January 7, 1890, when a fire broke out behind an elevator wall, destroying the building. The uninsured City Hall was deemed a total loss.

The current City Hall building was opened on May 19, 1892. The total cost of construction, including demolishing the remains of the original building, came to $180,298.40. The building is 90 feet wide, 160 feet long, and 185 feet in height from the sidewalk to the roof spire.[2]

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