All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Maine's Endangered History

Maine Preservation has released its 11th annual list of Maine's most endangered historic properties. Here's what's new this year:
• the 1914 Kennebec County YMCA , 33 Winthrop Street, Augusta, endangered by potential redevelopment;

• two buildings on Great Diamond Island in Portland - the former 200-man Barracks and the Hospital at Fort McKinley (1903-1910), both endangered by deterioration, lack of use and potential demolition;

• the Standish Corner (National Register) Historic District (six 18th and 19th century structures on eight acres in the village center of Standish), established in 1993, endangered by potential new development, building relocation and proposed demolition;

• the 1891 J.K. Edes Building in downtown Guilford (where Burt’s Bees began), endangered by deterioration, lack of use and potential demolition;

• the 1920 Stockholm Mountain Fire Lookout Tower in Aroostook County; and

• the 1940 Houlton Aviation Control Tower. Both of these rare towers are endangered by deterioration due to lack of funds for maintenance. [Link]

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