Lollygag Along Lincoln: Rediscovering Lewiston’s Immigrant Foundations

Lewiston, ME Depot Postcard

Lincoln Street in Lewiston holds a treasure of early working class history. French Canadian factory workers, Irish canal builders and a plethora of ethnic minorities came to the mill town over decades, arriving at the Lincoln Street Depot and meeting their new community for the first time. Beginning at the Androscoggin Historical Society (93 Lisbon Street), we will leave through the backdoor of the museum and head out to Canal Street to discuss the former tenements that once housed the workers, crossing the worker’s bridge down to Lincoln Street where we will explore the Depot, Marcotte Furniture Store and the Dominican Block while discussing tenement life, Lewiston’s rich and continuing immigrant history and our continuing connections.


The museum has steps out the back entrance. The terrain is sloped down to Lincoln Street, so folks who do not wish to return to the museum afterward can park near the Depot on Lincoln Street.

Starting Location:

The historical society’s front door is at 93 Lisbon Street in Lewiston. Gather for 10:45 AM in the atrium for a walk down the back steps and out to Canal Street. Those who have issues with steps can meet us in the parking lot behind the museum.

Ending Location:

We will do a circuit, leaving 93 Lisbon onto Canal, crossing the bridge to Lincoln Street and then retracing our steps back to the museum.
93 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, Maine 04240

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May 4, 2024 / 11:00 AM

Led by: Trish Popovitch
Duration: Less than an hour
City/Town: Lewiston
County: Androscoggin
Language(s): English