Lewiston District Courthouse

Lewiston, Maine    

The 1880s Frye Block Music Hall had been used as a warehouse for decades, its ornate brick facade hidden behind metal paneling. To encourage downtown development, the city sold the building to the state, and PDT was asked to fit the courthouse program into the shell. The first floor comprises offices and public windows. Courtrooms dominate the second and third floors, with the library, judges' chambers, and a children's playroom. Winner of a 2003 Statewide Historic Preservation Award.

Alan G. Kuniholm
Brian M. Curley

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Construction photo ©PDT Architects