If you can identify where this photo was taken, contact us at bmail@sunjournal.com or call 689-2896 and leave a voicemail with your answer, your name, town, and phone number. Correct entries will be put into a drawing for a $25 gift card, courtesy of Hannaford Supermarkets. Find the Mystery Photo online at https://www.sunjournal.com/tag/mystery-photo/

MMystery Photo for Jan. 7, 2024.  Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

Mystery Photo for Dec. 31, 2023. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

We had more correct answers than we expected for last week’s Mystery Photo of the chimera, the male and female species, adorning the first-floor corridor of Lewiston City Hall on Pine Street in Lewiston. Chimera is one of six offspring of Echidna and Typhon in Greek mythology. Richard E. Brooks of Beedy & Brooks sculptors of Quincy, Massachusetts, created the sculptures in 1891, according to an archived article in the Sun Journal. In 1965, then-mayor Robert L. Couturier ordered the sculptures removed, but a local painter, Emile Bolduc, volunteered to restore and paint this and another on the opposite side of the first-floor main vestibule. He also painted another set on the second floor of City Hall. In a random drawing from all the correct entries, Sarah Adrianna Zachary of New Gloucester was picked as the winner of a $25 Hannaford Supermarket gift card. “I walk past this every day when I go to work at City Hall,” she told us when notified she had won the contest.

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