Auburn in Androscoggin County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Edward Little House 1827 / La Maison d'Edward Little 1827
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Squire Edward Little is called the "father" of Auburn and Lewiston. He inherited vast tracts of land from his father. In 1826, at the age of 53, he moved to Danville (now Auburn) and built what his father called an "extravagant" house. His vision was to control the energy of the river to power a local industrial revolution. This house became the meeting hall for the visionaries for the bridges, canals, dams, mills, railroads, and the Congregational Church. It looked over the vast, untapped resources o the river. Edward Little donated the land and half the money to build the first church; established and endowed Lewiston Falls Academy (now Edward Little High School); and helped plan, finance, and build the canal systems that powered the mills.
Erected 2003 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number A7.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Auburn-Lewiston, Maine series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1826.
Location. 44° 5.646′ N, 70° 13.548′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Maine, in Androscoggin County. Marker is on Main Street (Maine Route 136) just south of Vine Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 Main St, Auburn ME 04210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Great New Auburn Fire / Le Grand Incendie du Nouvel-Auburn (within shouting distance of this Development of New Auburn / Le Nouvel Auburn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Foss Mansion / Le Manoir Foss (about 400 feet away); River Pollution and Restoration / Pollution et Restoration de la Rivière (about 400 feet away); Ecology of the Riverbanks / La Biodiversité des Berges (about 500 feet away); Roak Block (about 700 feet away); Cities of the Androscoggin (about 700 feet away); Wabanaki History / Les Wabanaquis (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.