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Abbott: Past, Present, and Future

Photo from the Farmington Historical Society

This walk will explore the history of what is now known as, “Abbott Park.” We will touch upon the rich history of the former Abbott School for Boys, a prestigious forty-boy private school that was a mainstay in Farmington for nearly a century (1844-1933). We will explore the many remnants of the former school, such as the 19th-century granite bridges, foundation remains, former natural landmarks that were bulldozed, homes previously owned by faculty, and the Howard H. Hippach Memorial Athletic Field. We will also discuss the future of Abbott Park, and a new campaign to restore the park to some of its former glory. Please wear comfortable shoes, and bring water, as we will be doing some very light hiking through the park to examine the localities.

Accessibility:

The walk will traverse some uneven ground inside the park and out. This could be difficult for anyone hard of walking or in a wheelchair.

Starting Location:

We will meet in the UMF Roberts Learning Center Parking Lot (Lot 11). It is your first right coming around the curve in the road after McDonalds and Gifford's Ice Cream.

Ending Location:

We will meet in the UMF Roberts Learning Center Parking Lot (Lot 11). It is your first right coming around the curve in the road after McDonalds and Gifford's Ice Cream.
Parking Lot 11, Main St
Farmington, Maine 04938

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

Learn more about SDGs

  • 04 - Quality Educacation
  • 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

May 4, 2024 / 10:00 AM

Led by: Layne Nason
Organization: Farmington Historical Society
Duration: 90 minutes
City/Town: Farmington
County: Franklin
Language(s): English