03 June 2019
Edwin E. Lewis (1846-1928) was an American architect from Gardiner, Maine.
Life and career
Lewis was born in Cornish, New Hampshire in 1846. His family later moved to Croydon, and then Claremont. In February 1865, at the age of 19, he enlisted in the Union Army. He returned to Claremont later that year, where he became a carpenter. He married in 1866. He and his wife later went to Keene, and moved to Gardiner in 1875. There he practiced as a contractor, and became known for the designs he built. In 1883 he received his first architectural commission, a building in Richmond. The following year he opened an architectural office in Gardiner.Lewis practiced until November of 1897, when he was appointed Chief Engineer and General Superintendent of Construction at Togus, probably due to the extensive work he had done there while in private practice. He retired from that position in 1917, and died in 1928.
1884 - Gardiner Coliseum, Maine Ave, Gardiner, MaineDemolished. 1885 - William Kane House, 18 Vine St, Gardiner, Maine 1887 - Crosby Inn, Main & Franklin Sts, Belfast, MaineBurned in 1896. 1887 - Masonic Block, 153 Main St, Farmington, Maine 1889 - Calais National Bank Building, 345 Main St, Calais, Maine 1889 - Central Street Intermediate School, 8 Cherry St, Gardiner, Maine 1889 - Gardiner Congregational Church, 15 Brunswick Ave, Gardiner, MaineBurned in 1915. 1889 - Skowhegan Free Public Library, 9 Elm St, Skowhegan, Maine 1890 - Charles E. Littlefield House, 96 Limerock St, Rockland, Maine 1890 - Masonic Building, 16 Common St, Waterville, Maine 1890 - William M. Shaw House, 40 Norris St, Greenville, Maine 1890 - Union Hall, 18 Central St, Danforth, Maine 1891 - Gardiner Savings Institution Building, 190 Water St, Gardiner, MaineDemolished in 1954. 1891 - Opera House Block, Main & Lincoln Sts, Dover-Foxcroft, MaineDemolished. 1892 - Madison Congregational Church, 124 Main St, Madison, Maine 1892 - Shaw Block, 20 Congress St, Rumford, MaineDemolished. 1892 - Winthrop Congregational Church, 10 Bosdoin St, Winthrop, Maine 1894 - First Baptist Church, 46 Court St, Houlton, Maine 1894 - Opera House Block, 414 Main St, Norway, Maine 1896 - Patten Block, 185 Water St, Gardiner, Maine 1896 - Plummer Street Intermediate School, 12 Plummer St, Gardiner, Maine 1897 - Masonic Block, 169 Water St, Gardiner, MaineDemolished. 1897 - Myrtle Street School, Myrtle St, Waterville, MaineBurned in 1981.