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Auburn L.L. Bean Store / Le Magasin L.L. Bean À Auburn

Auburn, Maine

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Auburn L.L. Bean Store / Le Magasin L.L. Bean À Auburn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2021
1. Auburn L.L. Bean Store / Le Magasin L.L. Bean À Auburn Marker
Inscription.  
Leon Leonwood Bean, founder of the Maine company L.L. Bean, began his career in Freeport. In 1902, he moved to W.H. Moody's shoe store at 74 Main Street in Auburn. Soon, with Moody's permission, Bean began to sell pants over the counter that he had bought from his brother's store. He purchased a carriage and painted "The L.L. Bean Pant Store" on the side. By 1904, the store was called Bean Brothers, and it successfully operated for almost a decade. L.L. Bean is now known for its longtime Freeport location, but it remains locally rooted. The famous "Maine Hunting Shoe" rubber-sole production happens right here in a Lewiston factory. A Brunswick factory produces the leatherwork and stitching, and together, the factories produce 1,500 pairs of boots daily.

Leon Leonwood Bean, le fondateur de l'enterprise L.L. Bean, fait ses premiers pas professionels à Freeport dans le Maine. Puis, en 1902, il s'installe au megasin de chaussure W.H. Moody, 74 Main Street à Auburn. Avec l'accord de Moody, il vent bientôt des pantalons achetés au megasin de son frère. Il achète une voiture à cheval et y peint sure
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le côté l'enseigne: « Megasin de Pantalons L.L. Bean ». Dès 1904, le magasin prend le nom de Bean Brothers et prospère pendant presque dix ans. L.L. Bean est aujourd'hui célèbre our son siège à Freport mais il reste ancré ici. C'est l'usine de Lewiston qui fabriue les semelles en caoutchouc de la célèbre « Botte de chasse du Maine ». Ensuite, celle de Brunswick y ajoute le cuir et fait les coutures. Ensemble, ces usines produisent 1500 paires de bottes par jour.
 
Erected 2019 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number A5.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. 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 1902.
 
Location. 44° 5.834′ N, 70° 13.48′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Maine, in Androscoggin County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Maine Route 136) and Court Street (U.S. 202), on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 136 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. Auburn's Agriculture, Forestry and Resource Protection Zone (within shouting distance of this marker); Auburn, Maine (within shouting distance of this marker);
Auburn L.L. Bean Store / Le Magasin L.L. Bean À Auburn Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2021
2. Auburn L.L. Bean Store / Le Magasin L.L. Bean À Auburn Marker
Festival Plaza (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maine's Loss of Farmland & Rise of Small Farms (about 400 feet away); Amitgonpontook (about 400 feet away); Civil War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Roak Block (about 500 feet away); Great Falls Geology / La Géologie des Grandes Chutes (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 409 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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