402-408 Main Street


Adams Block    Constructed between 1896 and 1900

CFAdams JrCharles Frances Adams Jr.

Built as an investment by Charles Francis Adams of Boston, the descendant of two U.S Presidents. In 1896, the building contained the Lewiston Tribune offices and later housed the Idaho National Bank, Gateway Clothing, the Lewiston Water and Power Co., a bookstore, drugstore, meat market, Thatcher and Kling’s stationery store, and jewelers. Offices in the upper floors included the suite of Susan Bruce, M.D., one of the city’s first female physicians.

 1909Circa 1909

circa 1945Circa 1945

In 2006 the building was restored after fire damage to provide housing and retail space in connection with new construction at 5th and Main Street.


75-52-222 Lewiston Street Scenes, Credit NPCHS

The Historic Preservation Commission would like to recognize and thank Dr. Steven Branting and the Nez Perce County Historical Society and Museum for the access to and contributions from their extensive archives for this project. Special thanks go to Commissioner Leah Boots for her countless hours of work to make this project a reality.


        This project is supported in part by the Idaho State Historical Society.