Looking Back on January 19


100 years ago, 1913
Cronin and Root, Lisbon street clothiers, are planning the erection of a handsome new block at the corner of Ash and Lisbon streets, on the site now owned by them and to which location they contemplate moving soon. This and other new blocks planned will do much toward making Lisbon street modern in every way. The firm is having plans drawn up for a three-story brick block. Some time ago they purchased the store occupied by C. F. Maines, one of the most valuable sites for a retail house in the city, and they had planned to move their store from 110 Lisbon St. to the new location.

50 years ago, 1963
Three services will be held Sunday to mark the opening of the new Auburn Methodist Church on Park Avenue. Rev. Leslie W. Howland of Waterville, former pastor of the congregation at its High Street location, will deliver the sermon at the evening service. His topic is “A whole lifetime of fresh starts.” Rev. H. Travers Smith, the current pastor of the church, will deliver a sermon titled “Strength and beauty are in the sanctuary” at the morning service. Rev. Lester L. Boobar, district superintendent, will preach on “A new church for a new age” at the second service.

25 years ago, 1988
Special education students from Lewiston and Auburn participated in a “winter training day” this morning at Pettengill Park. The day was intened to familiarize special education students with winter activities. Students from kindergarten to junior high participated in activities such as cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing.