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Around Town

Lincoln's Main Street has changed a great deal over the years!

Main Street in 1945.

This photo of the Workman Hospital on High Street (now Enfield Road) is from a postcard with a postmark from 1939.

In January 1962, Lincoln was hit with 36" of new snow in one storm!

This award-winning photo by Lee Rand shows the old Nelson Sweet house on the Lee Road. We don't know when the house was built, but Mr. Sweet was born in 1835 and died in 1925. The chimney has toppled since the photo was taken. There are many older homes in Lincoln, and some from the 1820s are still occupied today.

An early view of Main Street in Lincoln.

Here's a fine string of trout! And look at the price of gas . . .

Here's a group of Cub Scouts enjoying a get-together. See anyone you recognize?

This house at 4 Pleasant St. in Lincoln was photographed in the 1950s by Johanna DeCourcy. The picture was sent to us by Joan Lamb, who lived in the house back then.

This picture of Lincoln's railroad station was taken about 1920 by a photographer employed by the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company of Belfast. The houses on the right are along Stanislaus Road.

 

n 1950, a bridge was built over the Penobscot River connecting Lincoln Center with Chester. Before that, a ferry was available to carry passengers and their vehicles across the river. Here you can see the ferry beside the bridge that would take its place. Photo courtesy of Ida Whitney.

This house on Ayer Street in Lincoln once belonged to Harold (Hadd) Kneeland and his wife, Faith.

The wonderful old car shown above belongs to David Worcester. The parking permit sticker on the windshield is from the 1940s, and entitled the driver to park at the Eastern Fine Paper mill (now Lincoln Paper & Tissue)

What a difference a hundred years makes! Compare this photo, taken on September 12, 2007, with the one below. The road has been modified for today's traffic, and photos are now in living color.

If you have any old photos of people and places in the greater Lincoln area, e-mail them to us or drop them off to be scanned. Please include as much information about the pictures as possible.
Thanks to Linda Bradeen for sending in this photo of Bickford Hill on the Lee Road, taken on July 8, 1907. The photo belongs to Lois Welch of Lee.
This house on the Town Farm Road in Lincoln was home to the Booker family, who moved to the house in 1901. The home is still standing today (the photo above was taken in January 2007).
A Model T Ford travels along the Town Farm Road in this picture.
 
Here's a view of Lincoln that was taken a very long time ago. You can see Fish Hill in the distance, and the downtown area. Does anyone have more information for us? E-mail us if you can shed any light on this picture.
 
The photo below was taken from the same area as the old picture above. As you can see, things have changed quite a bit over the years!
 
This photo shows the Lincoln Memorial Library. We're not sure when it was taken, but the elm trees are now gone and an addition has been built since the picture was taken.
Ever wonder what the Mattanawcook Lake area looked like way back when? We're not sure when this was taken, but it sure looks different!
 
In years past, when someone needed a barn built, all the neighbors would lend a hand. We're not sure when these photos were taken. Charles Davis lived in the Perryville area of Lincoln, and his friends and family worked on his barn. In the first picture, they have a good start on framing the barn, and in the second photo, they've begun adding the roof. Click on the photos for a closer look. If you have any more information on these photos, please let us know.
The Congregational Church Parsonage, located on Lee Street, was the setting for many weddings over the years. This postcard was published by the Lincoln Drug Company (year unknown).
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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