100 years ago, 1909

The large wooden block situated at the corner of Lisbon and Ash streets, Lewiston, occupied by Maines & Bonnalie Clothiers, Hammond Bros. Photographers and John Straw civil engineer, together with the lot of land, has been purchased by Cronin & Root, Lisbon street clothiers. The deal was consummated late Tuesday afternoon. While the amount paid for the property is not definitely known, it is said to have been between $16,000 and $18,000. At the expiration of the lease of Maines & Bonnalie it is understood that Cronin & Root will occupy the first two floors of the building as a clothing and gents furnishings store.

50 years ago, 1959

Russell House, the last of three barracks-type houses installed on the Bates College campus for veterans of World War II and the Korean conflict, and their families, is being demolished by Standard Construction Co. of Lewiston. All three buildings were moved to the college from the Lewiston-Auburn Municipal Airport.

25 years ago, 1984

Broadcasting executive Ron Frizzell of Auburn is serving as a training chairman for Androscoggin County United Way’s fall fund-raising campaign.

Frizzell, president and general manager of WLAM-KISS 100 Radio, is preparing and coordinating training programs for campaign division leaders, solicitors and loaned executives, said Campaign Chairman Thomas N. Hackett. About 500 Androscoggin County and New Gloucester volunteers will be conducting the annual fund drive.

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