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The origin & namesake of the Frye School Apartments

The Frye School Apartments at the corners of Horton and Ash streets in Lewiston was established as the Grammar School in 1865. In 1889, the name was changed to honor Senator William Pierce Frye, a famous Republican political figure of his era from Lewiston. The Frye School enjoyed a respected reputation in the community for many […]

The Life & Death of Worumbo Mill

An established piece of Maine history, the Worumbo Mill in Lisbon Falls, is now a broken and crumbling monument to Androscoggin County’s once-roaring industrial era and is being demolished as I write. Worumbo Mill, on the northern shore of the Androscoggin River, was founded by Lisbon businessmen, Edward Plummer and H.A. Tibbetts, and Bath resident, Oliver Moses. It was […]