Lewiston: Restoration of Frontier House begins; Tim Hortons draws near

By jmaloni – Fri, Dec 11th 2020

Mortar work began this week on the Frontier House. Abraxas Inc. of Grand Island was tasked with bolstering the exterior of Lewiston’s 196-year-old “crown jewel.”

Abraxas has been awarded for the quality of its historic renovation projects. As the Frontier House is on the state and national historic registry lists, any construction must abide by specific and historically accurate standards.

The company is repointing the Frontier House exterior. It is removing old mortar while replacing missing pieces with a special blend to match what’s remaining. While making the building more aesthetically pleasing, Abraxas also is stabilizing and weatherproofing the structure.

In February 2019, Hastings Lewiston sold the Frontier House to 4600 LLC Group. The team behind the acquisition included Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino and Lewiston developers Jeff and Jerry Williams, and Bill Game.

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