When the first settlers arrived in Lewiston in 1770, they found it an ideal location for farming. But as water power developed, the Androscoggin River became an important part of the industrial revolution. The small town flourished, and in 1855 Bates College was established.
One of the mills left over from that boom era was the Bates Mill. Today, the Bates Mill Complex is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Dating to 1850, the former textile mill currently houses small businesses, a museum, apartments, and lofts. The downtown area also contains the Country Kitchen Bread Factory, the Lisbon Street Business District, Bourque’s Central Market, the Farmer’s Market, and the Public Theater.
When selecting your Lewiston apartment to rent, you’ll have an eclectic mix of neighborhoods to choose from. And with an extensive public transportation system, you can leave your car at home, no matter which area of the city you choose.
Lewiston hosts several annual events, including the July 4th Liberty Festival, the Festival FrancoFun, the Great Falls Balloon Festival, and the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival.