Welcome to Waterville, Maine, the “Elm City”.

This tour was created to promote the historic assets of downtown Waterville. The Waterville Main Street Design Committee hopes that after the tour you will have a better understanding of the City's importance in creative, artistic, architectural and industrial developments in Maine and the world. The guide not only points out interesting buildings and historical sites but also provides some stories about people and events associated with those sites. Whether you are new to the area, visiting for the first time, or returning, we think you will find the information educational, interesting, and historically significant.

The sites are listed by street address so you can begin or end wherever you please. The Redington House (Waterville Historical Society) and the Waterville Public Library have scheduled visiting hours. Time your visit right because these sites are worth seeing. Other sites are either private or occupied by businesses you can visit during regular store hours. Who knows what you might find?

We would like to give special thanks to the City of Waterville, Colby College Libraries, Maine Historic Preservation Commission, Waterville Historical Society, the Morning Sentinel , Waterville Public Library, Elm City Photo, and building owners and historians young and old who have helped us to highlight Waterville as a destination for historic exploration and discovery. Its history includes many famous people and some that were infamous. Come and see for yourself.

We are proud of our City and hope that you enjoy your tour.

Shannon Haines
Executive Director

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DIRECTORY OF SITES

1

Old Waterville Post Office

Corner Main & Elm Sts

2

Hanford Hotel

197 Main St

3

C. W. Hussey Building

185 Main St

4

Cyr Building

177-179 Main St

5

Waterville Savings Bank Building

173 Main St

6

Moor Building

139 Main St

7

Henrickson Building

129 Main St

8

Two Cent Bridge

Temple St & Kennebec River

9

Elden-Boutelle-Arnold Block

103-115 Main St

10

Hanson, Webber, Dunham Building

99 Main St

11

McLellan's Department Store

90-100 Main St

12

Montgomery Ward Dept Store

81-85 Main St

13

Emery Brown Building

80-86 Main St

14

Barrell Block

72-76 Main St

15

The Common (Castonguay Square)

Between Main & Front at Common St

16

City Hall

1 Common St

17

Haines Building

10 Common St

18

Masonic Block

14 Common St

19

Gallert Block

22 Common St

20

Krutsky Building

59 Main St

21

Carleton Building

64 Main St

22

H. R. Dunham Building

64 Main St

23

Jackson Company

62 Main St

24

Robinson-Davison Building

58 Main St

25

Soper Block

54-56 Main St

26

Plaisted Block

46-50 Main St

27

Cluckey Block

40-44 Main St

28

Milliken Block

Corner Main & Silver Sts

29

Federal Trust Building

25-33 Main St

30

Ticonic Row

8-22 Main St

31

Lombard Log Hauler Museum

Corner Spring & Front Sts

32

Levine Block

9-19 Main St

33

Lockwood Mills

1 Water Street

34

C. F. Hathaway Shirt Factory

10 Water St

35

Pray House

74 Silver St

36

Redington House

62 Silver St

37

Universalist-Unitarian Church

Corner Elm & Silver Sts

38

Cyrus W. Davis Residence

8 Elm St

39

St. Francis de Sales Church

52 Elm St

40

Lombard Residence

65 Elm St

41

Monument Square

Corner Elm & Park Sts

42

First Baptist Church

Corner Elm & Park Sts

43

Waterville Public Library

73 Elm St