Waterville Main Street
Waterville Main Street
44 Main Street, Suite 202
Waterville, ME 04901

Telephone 207-680-2055

Historic Downtown Waterville Walking Guide

CoverartWelcome to Historic 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.
June L’Heureux
Interim Executive Director

Start the tour from the beginning
OR use the table below to choose a specific property.
Download a map of sites.

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 Block

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
Lombard Residence

65 Elm Street

40
Monument Square

Corner Elm & Park Streets

41
First Baptist Church

Corner Elm & Park Sts

42
Waterville Public Library

73 Elm Street

Contact Us

Waterville Main Street
44 Main Street, Suite 202
Waterville, ME 04901

Telephone (207) 680-2055
Fax (207) 680-2056
Email info@watervillemainstreet.org

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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.

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Did You Know?

For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the city's tax base. For every $100 spent at a national chain or franchise store, only $14 remains in the community.