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Lewiston Falls Academy / L'Académie de Lewiston Falls

Auburn, Maine

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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2021
1. Lewiston Falls Academy / L'Académie de Lewiston Falls Marker
Inscription.  
If a community were to amount to something, Edward Little believed it should have an institution of secondary education. In 1834 he convinced the Maine Legislature to charter the Lewiston Falls Academy. little provided money to construct a building upon land that he also donated (including this park). This was a private school for scholars from communities on both sides of the river. After his death, the name was changed to Edward Little Institute. When the City of Auburn decided to establish a high school, the institute trustees transferred the property and buildings to the city on certain conditions, including that the name be Edward Little High School, that a statue be erected, and that his portrait be placed in a principal room in the building.

Edward Little est convaincu qu'une ville doit se doter d'un collège d'enseignement secondaire pour prétendre à la respectabilité. En 1834, il convainc la Législature du Maine d'agréer l'Académie de Lewiston Falls. Il offre les fonds pour construire le bâtiment sur un terrain dont il fait donation (avec le parc). C'est un collège privé pour des étudiants
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rebaptisé Institut Edward Little. Lorsque la ville d'Auburn décide de créer un lycée, les membres du conseil transfèrent la propriété et les bâtiment à la ville sous certaines conditions : que le collège prenne le nom d'Edward Little High School, qu'on y érige sa statue et que son portrait trône dans une des salle principales.
 
Erected 2019 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number A9.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. 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 1834.
 
Location. 44° 5.531′ N, 70° 13.571′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Maine, in Androscoggin County. Marker is on Main Street (Maine Route 136) just south of Academy Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 272 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. Cities of the Androscoggin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bonney Park (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Bonney Park (about 300 feet away); Wabanaki History / Les Wabanaquis (about 300 feet away); River Pollution and Restoration / Pollution et Restoration de la Rivière
Lewiston Falls Academy / L'Académie de Lewiston Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2021
2. Lewiston Falls Academy / L'Académie de Lewiston Falls Marker
(about 400 feet away); Development of New Auburn / Le Nouvel Auburn (about 500 feet away); Foss Mansion / Le Manoir Foss (about 600 feet away); Edward Little House 1827 / La Maison d'Edward Little 1827 (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 146 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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