Sights Unseen: The Old Lyceum Hall

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In 2005 while on a training run for a marathon, Eric Agren Agren saw a For Sale sign on a building at 49 Lisbon St. in downtown Lewiston, the old Lyceum Hall, and 3 months later he and his wife Carrie bought the property. At first glance the Agrens saw the potential but the restoration task seemed a bit daunting. They were were looking for a place to open their restaurant which is now Fuel and to also live were they worked. The Agrens said they love the downtown living because of its convenience and hardly ever need to use their vehicle. What they love most about their residence is that much of the original 1872 elements have been preserved, the tin ceiling, doors and floor. A deck on the roof top was added with a view of the Auburn skyline to the west and Lewiston to the east. Agren talks about the history of some rooms in the apartment: one room was a lawyer’s office, his bathroom used to be dentist’s office, with a real estate office down the hall now a bedroom.

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