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Lisbon Falls High School, Lisbon Falls

 Lisbon Falls High School, Lisbon Falls

Lisbon Falls BEFORE      Lisbon Falls AFTER

The Lisbon Falls High School, opened in 1906, is a significant example of Romanesque  Revival architecture. Elaborate  features such as an octagonal finial­ topped  tower and terra cotta accents were designed by noted Maine architect, William R. Miller.

The building operated as the high school until 1952, as an elementary school until 1985 and finally as administration  offices until 2005. The building remained vacant since.

Alterations to the school over time included partition walls dividing the classroom spaces, faux wood paneling on the interior walls, and the boarding up of several windows, each of which presented  potential areas for rehabilitation.

Recognizing an opportunity for elderly housing, Greater  Brunswick Housing Development Corporation planned for twelve new apartment units within the original classrooms while preserving the general plan and corridors.

The scope of work included repairing historic windows and adding operable interior storms, replacing missing windows, installing dormers on the rear of the building and creating a new accessible entry while maintaining the historic appearance and character.

After years of vacancy, the conversion  of the former school into housing for elderly residents is a continuing contribution to the community. Maine Preservation is pleased to present a 2013 Honor Award for the adaptive use of Lisbon Falls High School.

Receiving the award are:

John Hodge, Greater Brunswick Housing Development Corporation

Rick Goduti, Goduti/Thomas Architects

Cito Selinger, Curtis Thaxter

Tom Gioia, Otis Atwell

Sutherland Conservation & Consulting

Debbie Johnson, Maine DECD

John Marsh, Bath Savings Institution

Also receiving a certificate: Portland Builders


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Honor Awards

Maine Preservation's 20th Honor AwardsIMG_1305 Will be held on Tuesday, November 7th

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Celebrate extraordinary Preservation project around the state.



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