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Auburn, Maine

Auburn, Maine

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Auburn is a city in and the county seat
County seat
A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish. The term is primarily used in the United States....

 of Androscoggin County
Androscoggin County, Maine
Androscoggin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. As of the 2010 U.S. census, the county's population was 107,702. Its county seat is Auburn...

, Maine
Maine
Maine is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south, New Hampshire to the west, and the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the northwest and New Brunswick to the northeast. Maine is both the northernmost and easternmost...

, United States
United States
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. The population was 23,055 at the 2010 census
United States Census, 2010
The Twenty-third United States Census, known as Census 2010 or the 2010 Census, is the current national census of the United States. National Census Day was April 1, 2010 and is the reference date used in enumerating individuals...

. It is one of two principal cities of and included in the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine metropolitan New England city and town area
New England City and Town Area
A New England City and Town Area or NECTA is a geographic and statistical entity defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, for use in describing aspects of the New England region of the United States...

 and the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine metropolitan statistical area (which is part of the Portland
Portland, Maine
Portland is the largest city in Maine and is the county seat of Cumberland County. The 2010 city population was 66,194, growing 3 percent since the census of 2000...

-Lewiston-South Portland
South Portland, Maine
South Portland is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States, and is the fourth-largest city in the state. Founded in 1895, as of the 2010 census, the city population was 25,002. Known for its working waterfront, South Portland is situated on Portland Harbor and overlooks the skyline of...

, Maine combined statistical area
Combined Statistical Area
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). Auburn and Lewiston
Lewiston, Maine
Lewiston is a city in Androscoggin County in Maine, and the second-largest city in the state. The population was 41,592 at the 2010 census. It is one of two principal cities of and included within the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine metropolitan New England city and town area and the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine...

 (directly across the Androscoggin River
Androscoggin River
The Androscoggin River is a river in the U.S. states of Maine and New Hampshire, in northern New England. It is long and joins the Kennebec River at Merrymeeting Bay in Maine before its water empties into the Gulf of Maine on the Atlantic Ocean. Its drainage basin is in area...

) are known as the Twin Cities.

The area was originally part of the Pejepscot Purchase, land bought in 1714 by a consortium
Consortium
A consortium is an association of two or more individuals, companies, organizations or governments with the objective of participating in a common activity or pooling their resources for achieving a common goal....

 from Boston and Portsmouth
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire in the United States. It is the largest city but only the fourth-largest community in the county, with a population of 21,233 at the 2010 census...

 following the Treaty of Portsmouth
Treaty of Portsmouth (1713)
The Treaty of Portsmouth, signed on July 13, 1713, ended hostilities between Eastern Abenakis with the Province of Massachusetts Bay. The agreement renewed a treaty of 1693 the Indians had made with Governor William Phips, two in a series of attempts to establish peace between Indians and...

, which brought peace between the Abenaki Indians
Indigenous peoples of the Americas
The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian inhabitants of North and South America, their descendants and other ethnic groups who are identified with those peoples. Indigenous peoples are known in Canada as Aboriginal peoples, and in the United States as Native Americans...

 and English
English people
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 settlements.
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Auburn is a city in and the county seat
County seat
A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish. The term is primarily used in the United States....

 of Androscoggin County
Androscoggin County, Maine
Androscoggin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. As of the 2010 U.S. census, the county's population was 107,702. Its county seat is Auburn...

, Maine
Maine
Maine is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and south, New Hampshire to the west, and the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the northwest and New Brunswick to the northeast. Maine is both the northernmost and easternmost...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. The population was 23,055 at the 2010 census
United States Census, 2010
The Twenty-third United States Census, known as Census 2010 or the 2010 Census, is the current national census of the United States. National Census Day was April 1, 2010 and is the reference date used in enumerating individuals...

. It is one of two principal cities of and included in the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine metropolitan New England city and town area
New England City and Town Area
A New England City and Town Area or NECTA is a geographic and statistical entity defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, for use in describing aspects of the New England region of the United States...

 and the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine metropolitan statistical area (which is part of the Portland
Portland, Maine
Portland is the largest city in Maine and is the county seat of Cumberland County. The 2010 city population was 66,194, growing 3 percent since the census of 2000...

-Lewiston-South Portland
South Portland, Maine
South Portland is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States, and is the fourth-largest city in the state. Founded in 1895, as of the 2010 census, the city population was 25,002. Known for its working waterfront, South Portland is situated on Portland Harbor and overlooks the skyline of...

, Maine combined statistical area
Combined Statistical Area
The United States Office of Management and Budget defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. Metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas consist of one or more counties...

). Auburn and Lewiston
Lewiston, Maine
Lewiston is a city in Androscoggin County in Maine, and the second-largest city in the state. The population was 41,592 at the 2010 census. It is one of two principal cities of and included within the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine metropolitan New England city and town area and the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine...

 (directly across the Androscoggin River
Androscoggin River
The Androscoggin River is a river in the U.S. states of Maine and New Hampshire, in northern New England. It is long and joins the Kennebec River at Merrymeeting Bay in Maine before its water empties into the Gulf of Maine on the Atlantic Ocean. Its drainage basin is in area...

) are known as the Twin Cities.

History


The area was originally part of the Pejepscot Purchase, land bought in 1714 by a consortium
Consortium
A consortium is an association of two or more individuals, companies, organizations or governments with the objective of participating in a common activity or pooling their resources for achieving a common goal....

 from Boston and Portsmouth
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Portsmouth is a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire in the United States. It is the largest city but only the fourth-largest community in the county, with a population of 21,233 at the 2010 census...

 following the Treaty of Portsmouth
Treaty of Portsmouth (1713)
The Treaty of Portsmouth, signed on July 13, 1713, ended hostilities between Eastern Abenakis with the Province of Massachusetts Bay. The agreement renewed a treaty of 1693 the Indians had made with Governor William Phips, two in a series of attempts to establish peace between Indians and...

, which brought peace between the Abenaki Indians
Indigenous peoples of the Americas
The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian inhabitants of North and South America, their descendants and other ethnic groups who are identified with those peoples. Indigenous peoples are known in Canada as Aboriginal peoples, and in the United States as Native Americans...

 and English
English people
The English are a nation and ethnic group native to England, who speak English. The English identity is of early mediaeval origin, when they were known in Old English as the Anglecynn. England is now a country of the United Kingdom, and the majority of English people in England are British Citizens...

 settlements. But in 1736, the Massachusetts General Court
Massachusetts General Court
The Massachusetts General Court is the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The name "General Court" is a hold-over from the Colonial Era, when this body also sat in judgment of judicial appeals cases...

 granted a large section of the land to veterans of the 1690 Battle of Quebec
Battle of Quebec (1690)
The Battle of Quebec was fought in October 1690 between the colonies of New France and Massachusetts Bay, then ruled by the kingdoms of France and England, respectively. It was the first time Quebec's defences were tested....

. Conflicting claims led to prolonged litigation. Consequently, settlement was delayed until after the French and Indian Wars
French and Indian Wars
The French and Indian Wars is a name used in the United States for a series of conflicts lasting 74 years in North America that represented colonial events related to the European dynastic wars...

.

It was first settled in 1786 as part of Bakerstown, renamed Poland
Poland, Maine
Poland is a town in Androscoggin County, Maine, United States. The population was 4,866 at the 2000 census. Home to Range Ponds State Park, Poland is a historic resort area...

 when it was incorporated by the Massachusetts General Court
Massachusetts General Court
The Massachusetts General Court is the state legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The name "General Court" is a hold-over from the Colonial Era, when this body also sat in judgment of judicial appeals cases...

 in 1795. It was then part of Minot
Minot, Maine
Minot is a town in Androscoggin County, Maine, United States. The population was 2,248 at the 2000 census. The town includes the villages of West Minot and Minot Center...

, set off from Poland and incorporated in 1802. Auburn would itself be set off and incorporated on February 24, 1842. The name was apparently inspired by Auburn
Auburn
-Geographical locations:Australia* Auburn, South Australia* Auburn, New South Wales** Auburn Council, the local governing body** Electoral district of AuburnBritish Isles...

, a village (real or fictitious) featured in the 1770 poem The Deserted Village by Oliver Goldsmith
Oliver Goldsmith
Oliver Goldsmith was an Irish writer, poet and physician known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield , his pastoral poem The Deserted Village , and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man and She Stoops to Conquer...

. Originally part of Cumberland County
Cumberland County, Maine
Cumberland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. As of 2010, the population was 281,674. Its county seat is Portland, and is the most populous of the sixteen Maine counties, as well as the most affluent. Cumberland County has the deepest and second largest body of water in the...

, the town became county seat
County seat
A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish. The term is primarily used in the United States....

 of Androscoggin County at its creation in 1854. By annexing land from towns around it, including part of Poland
Poland, Maine
Poland is a town in Androscoggin County, Maine, United States. The population was 4,866 at the 2000 census. Home to Range Ponds State Park, Poland is a historic resort area...

 in 1852, Minot in 1873, and all of Danville (first called Pejepscot) in 1867, Auburn grew geographically into one of Maine's largest municipalities. Incorporated a city in 1868, Auburn in 1917 would be the first city in the state to adopt a council-manager
Council-manager government
The council–manager government form is one of two predominant forms of municipal government in the United States; the other common form of local government is the mayor-council government form, which characteristically occurs in large cities...

 form of government.

Farms supplied grain
GRAIN
GRAIN is a small international non-profit organisation that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems. Our support takes the form of independent research and analysis, networking at local, regional and...

 and produce
Produce
Produce is a generalized term for a group of farm-produced goods and, not limited to fruits and vegetables . More specifically, the term "produce" often implies that the products are fresh and generally in the same state as where they were harvested. In supermarkets the term is also used to refer...

. But with construction of the bridge to Lewiston in 1823, and especially after arrival of the Atlantic and St. Lawrence Railroad from Portland
Portland, Maine
Portland is the largest city in Maine and is the county seat of Cumberland County. The 2010 city population was 66,194, growing 3 percent since the census of 2000...

 in January 1848, the community developed into a mill town
Mill town
A mill town, also known as factory town or mill village, is typically a settlement that developed around one or more mills or factories .- United Kingdom:...

. Mills were built to operate by water power from falls
Waterfall
A waterfall is a place where flowing water rapidly drops in elevation as it flows over a steep region or a cliff.-Formation:Waterfalls are commonly formed when a river is young. At these times the channel is often narrow and deep. When the river courses over resistant bedrock, erosion happens...

 on the Androscoggin River
Androscoggin River
The Androscoggin River is a river in the U.S. states of Maine and New Hampshire, in northern New England. It is long and joins the Kennebec River at Merrymeeting Bay in Maine before its water empties into the Gulf of Maine on the Atlantic Ocean. Its drainage basin is in area...

 and Little Androscoggin River
Little Androscoggin River
The Little Androscoggin River is a river in Maine. It flows from Bryant Pond in Woodstock to its confluence with the Androscoggin River in Auburn...

. In 1835, the factory system of shoe manufacture
Shoemaking
Shoemaking is the process of making footwear. Originally, shoes were made one at a time by hand. Traditional handicraft shoemaking has now been largely superseded in volume of shoes produced by industrial mass production of footwear, but not necessarily in quality, attention to detail, or...

 originated at Auburn. Other firms manufactured cotton
Cotton
Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium. The fiber is almost pure cellulose. The botanical purpose of cotton fiber is to aid in seed dispersal....

 and woolen
Woolen
Woolen or woollen is a type of yarn made from carded wool. Woolen yarn is soft, light, stretchy, and full of air. It is thus a good insulator, and makes a good knitting yarn...

 textile
Textile
A textile or cloth is a flexible woven material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres often referred to as thread or yarn. Yarn is produced by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, or other material to produce long strands...

s, carriage
Carriage
A carriage is a wheeled vehicle for people, usually horse-drawn; litters and sedan chairs are excluded, since they are wheelless vehicles. The carriage is especially designed for private passenger use and for comfort or elegance, though some are also used to transport goods. It may be light,...

s, iron
Iron
Iron is a chemical element with the symbol Fe and atomic number 26. It is a metal in the first transition series. It is the most common element forming the planet Earth as a whole, forming much of Earth's outer and inner core. It is the fourth most common element in the Earth's crust...

 goods, bricks and furniture
Furniture
Furniture is the mass noun for the movable objects intended to support various human activities such as seating and sleeping in beds, to hold objects at a convenient height for work using horizontal surfaces above the ground, or to store things...

. The population in 1860 was only about 4,000 but by 1890 it was about 12,000, when its shoe factories attracted many French Canadian
French Canadian
French Canadian or Francophone Canadian, , generally refers to the descendents of French colonists who arrived in New France in the 17th and 18th centuries...

 immigrants, many of whom arrived by train
Train
A train is a connected series of vehicles for rail transport that move along a track to transport cargo or passengers from one place to another place. The track usually consists of two rails, but might also be a monorail or maglev guideway.Propulsion for the train is provided by a separate...

 from Quebec
Quebec
Quebec or is a province in east-central Canada. It is the only Canadian province with a predominantly French-speaking population and the only one whose sole official language is French at the provincial level....

. Steady population growth continued to about 1960 when the population was about 24,500.

In Auburn, shoe manufacturing became the dominant industry by the late 19th century. The CIty Seal, depicting a spindle with different types of shoes at each outside point was designed when Auburn was positioning itself as the shoe manufacturing center of Maine in the mid-19th century. In 1917 one factory in Auburn was producing 75 percent of the world's supply of white canvas shoes. However, after World War II
World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

 the shoe industry began to decline, and between 1957 and 1961 the largest manufacturers closed their factories.

Geography


Auburn is located at 44°5′21"N 70°14′29"W (44.089173, -70.241437). According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census. It also gathers other national demographic and economic data...

, the city has a total area of 65.8 square miles (170.4 km²), of which 59.8 square miles (154.9 km²) is land and 6 square miles (15.5 km²) (9.13%) is water. Auburn is drained by the Little Androscoggin River
Little Androscoggin River
The Little Androscoggin River is a river in Maine. It flows from Bryant Pond in Woodstock to its confluence with the Androscoggin River in Auburn...

 and Androscoggin River
Androscoggin River
The Androscoggin River is a river in the U.S. states of Maine and New Hampshire, in northern New England. It is long and joins the Kennebec River at Merrymeeting Bay in Maine before its water empties into the Gulf of Maine on the Atlantic Ocean. Its drainage basin is in area...

.

Demographics



As of the census
Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

of 2000, there were 23,203 people, 9,764 households, and 5,907 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

 was 388.1 people per square mile (149.9/km²). There were 10,608 housing units at an average density of 177.4 per square mile (68.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.04% White, 0.59% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races
Race (United States Census)
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are...

, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

There were 9,764 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples
Marriage
Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found...

 living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.5% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a six households in the city was $35,652, and the median income for a family was $44,012. Males had a median income of $32,088 versus $22,349 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
Per capita income or income per person is a measure of mean income within an economic aggregate, such as a country or city. It is calculated by taking a measure of all sources of income in the aggregate and dividing it by the total population...

 for the city was $19,942. About 9.0% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.6% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

Newspapers

  • Lewiston Sun Journal prints a daily newspaper in four different editions statewide. The Sun Journal was the recipient of the 2008 New England Daily Newspaper of the Year and the 2009 Maine Press Association Newspaper of the Year.

Magazines

  • Lewiston Auburn Magazine, launched in April 2010, features current events and history of Lewiston/Auburn, with an emphasis on the people who are helping to rebuild the area.

Education

  • Edward Little High School
    Edward Little High School
    Edward Little High School is a public high school in Auburn, Maine, United States that was first established as Lewiston Falls Academy in 1835. Philanthropist Edward Little donated and considerable money to the academy, which was named in his honor...

  • St. Dominic Regional High School
    St. Dominic Regional High School
    Saint Dominic Academy is a Catholic grammar school and high school located in Lewiston, Maine, and Auburn, Maine, respectively, in the Diocese of Portland....

  • Auburn Middle School
    Auburn Middle School
    Auburn Middle School, also known as AMS, is a school in Auburn, Maine. It contains grades seven and eight. The AMS mascot is Flash the Falcon, and the school colors are maroon and white....

  • Fairview Elementary School
  • East Auburn Community School
  • Park Avenue Elementary School
  • Central Maine Community College
    Central Maine Community College
    Central Maine Community College is a community college located in Auburn, Maine. It is one of the seven colleges in the Maine Community College System.-Former Names:...

  • Washburn Elementary School
  • Walton Elementary School
  • Sherwood Heights Elementary School

Government


Auburn is in the Maine's 2nd US Congressional District, Maine Senate
Maine Senate
The Maine Senate is the upper house of the Maine Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maine. The Senate currently consists of 35 members representing an equal number of districts across the state, though the Maine Constitution allows for "an odd number of Senators, not less than...

 District 15, and Maine House of Representatives
Maine House of Representatives
The Maine House of Representatives is the lower house of the Maine Legislature. The House consists of 151 members representing an equal amount of districts across the state. Each voting member of the House represents around 8,450 citizens of the state...

 Districts 68, 69, and 70.

Auburn is divided up into five wards
Ward (subnational entity)
A ward is a subdivision of a municipality. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods, thoroughfares, parishes, landmarks, geographical features and in some cases historical figures connected to the area...

. The city's governing body is a City Council
City council
A city council or town council is the legislative body that governs a city, town, municipality or local government area.-Australia & NZ:Because of the differences in legislation between the States, the exact definition of a City Council varies...

, consisting of a mayor
Mayor
In many countries, a Mayor is the highest ranking officer in the municipal government of a town or a large urban city....

 and 7 councilmembers (one from each of the five wards, and two elected at large). The mayor is elected at large.

Auburn's current Mayor is Richard Gleason. John Jenkins
John Jenkins (American politician)
John Jenkins is a Maine politician. He served as mayor of Auburn and separately mayor of Lewiston. He was also the first African American to serve in the Maine State Senate...

 is a former mayor and state senator from Auburn.

Sites of interest


  • Androscoggin Historical Society & Museum -- artifacts of local history, Civil War
    American Civil War
    The American Civil War was a civil war fought in the United States of America. In response to the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, 11 southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America ; the other 25...

     memorabilia, farming tools and a bird collection
  • Auburn Fire Department Museum—a collection of antique fire equipment from the city
  • Festival Plaza, completed in 2002—public park and performance space along the Androscoggin River. Two public water sculptures designed by artist Ross Miller
    Ross Miller (artist)
    Ross Miller is an American visual artist.Ross Miller is a visual artist whose work integrates art into the public landscape. Through site-based projects his work reinforces community identity in outdoor spaces, and create places for private reflection within public environments.-Beginnings:Miller...

     operate seasonally - the Falls Fountain, that references the Androscoggin River and Native American legends of being able to hide behind the falls; and the Shoe Fountain, a series of cast bronze shoes recalling the early shoe manufacturing history of the area. A map of the Androscoggin River is cast into the plaza with colored concrete.
  • Good Shepherd Food Bank
    Good Shepherd Food Bank
    Good Shepherd Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Maine, providing surplus and purchased food to more than 600 nonprofit organizations throughough the state. During fiscal year 09/10, the Food Bank distributed 12 million pounds of food to its partner agencies.The Food Bank's...

     distributes food to agencies across the state from its main warehouse in Auburn
  • Hamster Point—Majestic river side gardens
  • Knight House Museum (1796) -- the oldest frame house downtown, with a pre-1835 handwork shoe shop

National historic places in Auburn



  • A. A. Garcelon House
    A. A. Garcelon House
    The A. A. Garcelon House is an historic house at 223 Main Street in Auburn, Maine within the Main Street Historic District .The house was built in 1890 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986....

     (1890)
  • Androscoggin County Courthouse and Jail
    Androscoggin County Courthouse and Jail
    Androscoggin County Courthouse and Jail is an historic building on 2 Turner Street in Auburn, Maine.The Court was built in 1857 and added to the National Historic Register in 1983....

     (1857)
  • Auburn Public Library (1903)
  • Barker Mill
    Barker Mill
    Barker Mill is an historic mill at 143 Mill Street in Auburn, Maine.The mill was built in 1873 and added to the National Historic Register in 1979....

     (1873)
  • Charles A. Jordan House
    Charles A. Jordan House
    Charles A. Jordan House is an historic house at 63 Academy Street in Auburn, Maine.The house was built in 1880 and added to the National Historic Register in 1974....

     (1880)
  • Charles L. Cushman House
    Charles L. Cushman House
    The Charles L. Cushman House is an historic house at 8 Cushman Place in Auburn, Maine.The house was built in 1889 and added to the National Historic Register in 1980....

     (1889)
  • Edward Little House
    Edward Little House
    The Edward Little House is an historic house at 217 Main Street in Auburn, Maine within the Main Street Historic District.The house was built in 1827 and was home to Edward Little. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976....

     (1827)
  • Engine House (1879)
  • First Universalist Church
    First Universalist Church (Auburn, Maine)
    First Universalist Church is a historic church in Auburn, Maine on Elm and Pleasant Streets.The church was built in 1876 and added to the National Historic Register in 1979.-External links:*...

     (1876)
  • Frank L. Dingley House
    Frank L. Dingley House
    The Frank L. Dingley House is an historic house at 291 Court Street in Auburn, Maine.The house was built in 1867 and added to the National Historic Register in 1980....

     (1867)
  • Free Baptist Church
    Free Baptist Church
    The Free Baptist Church is a historic church on Riverside Drive in Auburn, Maine.The Greek-Gothic Revival church building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989....

  • Gay-Munroe House
    Gay-Munroe House
    Gay-Munroe House is an historic house located at 64 Highland Avenue in Auburn, Maine.The house was built in 1878 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001....

     (1878)
  • Gilead Railroad Station, Former
    Gilead Railroad Station, Former
    Gilead Railroad Station is an historic train station in Auburn, Maine.The station was built in 1851 by the Grand Trunk Railway and added to the National Historic Register in 1992....

     (1851)
  • Holman Day House
    Holman Day House
    Holman Day House is a historic house at 2 Goff Street in Auburn, Maine.The house was built in 1895 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978....

     (1895)
  • Horace Munroe House
    Horace Munroe House
    The Horace Munroe House is an historic house at 123 Pleasant Street in Auburn, Maine.The house was built in 1899 and added to the National Historic Register in 1980....

     (1899)
  • Horatio G. Foss House
    Horatio G. Foss House
    Horatio G. Foss House is an historic house at 19 Elm Street in Auburn, Maine within the Main Street Historic District.The house was built in 1914 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976....

     (1914)
  • Lamoreau Site
    Lamoreau Site
    Lamoreau Site is an historic archaeological site in Auburn, Maine.The archaeological survey site was added to the National Historic Register in 1989....

  • Main Street Historic District
    Main Street Historic District (Auburn)
    Main Street Historic District is a historic district roughly bounded by Drummond, Main, Elm, and High Streets in Auburn, Maine.Several NRHPs are present within the district including the Horatio G. Foss House; A. A. Garcelon House; and Edward Little House. The district was added to the National...

  • Roak Block
    Roak Block
    Roak Block is an historic site at 144-170 Main Street in Auburn, Maine.The block was built in 1871 and added to the National Historic Register in 1982....

     (1871)
  • William A. Robinson House
    William A. Robinson House
    William A. Robinson House is a historic house at 11 Forest Avenue in Auburn, Maine.The house was built in 1874 and added to the National Historic Register in 1993....

     (1874)
  • William Briggs Homestead
    William Briggs Homestead
    The William Briggs Homestead is an historic farmhouse at 1470 Turner Street in Auburn, Maine.The house was built in 1797 by William Briggs and added to the National Historic Register in 1986....

     (1797)

Notable people



  • Tony Atlas
    Tony Atlas
    Anthony White better known by his ring name "Tony Atlas" is an American bodybuilder, powerlifter, and professional wrestler who has held multiple titles and championships in each sport. He is also known by his bodybuilding title, "Mr...

    , professional wrestler
  • John Bower
    John Bower
    John Bower was an American nordic combined skier who competed in the 1960s and later went on to become a coach of the American nordic skiing team for the 1976 and 1980 Winter Olympic team...

    , skier
  • Lenny Breau
    Lenny Breau
    Leonard Harold "Lenny" Breau was a musician, guitar player, and music educator. He was known for blending many styles of music including: jazz, country, classical and flamenco guitar...

    , jazz guitarist
  • Aaron S. Daggett
    Aaron S. Daggett
    - External links :*...

    , last surviving Civil War general
  • T. A. D. Fessenden
    T. A. D. Fessenden
    Thomas Amory Deblois Fessenden was a U.S. Representative from Maine, the son of abolitionist legislator Samuel Fessenden, and brother of Treasury Secretary William P. Fessenden and congressman Samuel C. Fessenden. He was an uncle of Union Army generals Francis Fessenden and James D...

    , congressman
  • John Jenkins
    John Jenkins (American politician)
    John Jenkins is a Maine politician. He served as mayor of Auburn and separately mayor of Lewiston. He was also the first African American to serve in the Maine State Senate...

    , mayor
  • Edward Little
    Edward Little (philanthropist)
    Edward Little was an attorney and philanthropist who founded Edward Little High School in Auburn, Maine.Little's father, Josiah, was a descendant of one of the first settlers of what is now Auburn, Maine. Edward Little was born in 1773 in Newbury, Massachusetts and attended Phillips Exeter before...

    , philanthropist, educator
  • Robert Luce
    Robert Luce
    Robert Luce was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Auburn, Maine, Luce attended the public schools of Auburn and Lewiston, Maine, and Somerville, Massachusetts...

    , congressman
  • Elmer Drew Merrill
    Elmer Drew Merrill
    Elmer Drew Merrill was an American botanist, specializing in the flora of the Asia-Pacific region.He was born in East Auburn, Maine, and attended the University of Maine where he received a B.S. in 1898...

    , botanist
  • George Perkins Merrill
    George Perkins Merrill
    George Perkins Merrill was an American geologist.He was educated at the University of Maine , took a post-graduate courses of study and was assistant in chemistry at Wesleyan University, Connecticut , and subsequently studied at Johns Hopkins...

    , geologist
  • Julie M. J. Parisien
    Julie M. J. Parisien
    Julie Madelein Josephine Parisien is an American retired alpine skier.She was born in Montreal, Canada. She is the sister of Anne-Lise and Rob who both also competed at the Olympics in alpine skiing.- World Cup victories :...

    , skier
  • Billy Silverman
    Billy Silverman
    Billy Silverman was a professional wrestling referee who worked for World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation.-Career:...

    , referee
  • Charles Small, baseball player
  • Olympia Snowe
    Olympia Snowe
    Olympia Jean Snowe , née Bouchles, is the senior United States Senator from Maine and a member of the Republican Party. Snowe has become widely known for her ability to influence the outcome of close votes, including whether to end filibusters. She and her fellow Senator from Maine, Susan Collins,...

    , senator and congresswoman
  • Cynthia McFadden
    Cynthia McFadden
    Cynthia McFadden is an anchor and correspondent for ABC News who currently co-anchors Nightline and Primetime.-Education:...

    , correspondent for ABC News
  • Arlo West
    Arlo West
    Arlo West is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. He has recorded fourteen albums and has appeared as a guest artist on many others. He has toured with Uncle John Turner and Bobby "Bobby T" Torello...

    , musician and photographer

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