Architectural designer will present at society meeting


AUBURN — Mark Lee, an associate and architectural designer with Harriman, will present at the Androscoggin Historical Society meeting, to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 23.

Lee, who has been with the full-service architecture and engineering design firm for nearly 14 years, will give a presentation titled “Harriman, Architects and Engineers: Its Architectural Legacy in Androscoggin County.”

Celebrating its 140th year, the firm was established in Lewiston in 1870, and has a rich architectural history in Androscoggin County. Most notable projects include the Dingley School at the corner of Oak and Bates streets in Lewiston, the Kora Temple Shrine on Main Street in Lewiston and the Washburn and Chamberlain schools in Auburn.

Lee’s presentation will discuss a history of the firm’s regional work and compare it to historic trends in architecture.

The meeting will be held in the society’s headquarters on the third floor of the County Courthouse, Court and Turner streets. The event is open to the public and is free.

Other upcoming meetings include: “150 Years for Methodists and Court Street Baptists in Auburn,” by Betty Dexter and Douglas Hodgkin, April 27; and “Gettysburg’s Lost Battle: Civilian Struggle in 1863,” by professor Margaret Creighton, May 25.