Many thanks to the Lewiston Historic Preservation Board for looking into the St. Joseph’s Church demolition. It seems that Central Maine HealthCare is more interested in a cost-efficient solution than the preservation of Lewiston’s history.
Commemorating the hard work, sacrifices and donations made to keep that building alive for more than 100 years by replacing it with a parking lot and a marker would be a slap in the face to this community’s Irish people and their descendants. Mildred Whittingham, a pillar of St. Joseph’s Church and whose father helped build it , must be giving God quite an earful on this matter.
Hopefully, the community will do everything possible to preserve that historic building.
Marguerite Pelletier, Lewiston