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Maine Preservation

Annual Appeal

Over 300 landmark buildings consulted on to save and repurpose; a quarter billion dollars in private development spending; an estimated 3,465 construction jobs during a recession – that is preservation’s impact on Maine’s economy, all thanks to your support. Each year, Maine Preservation makes an appeal to its supporters to make a financial gift to the organization outside of membership toward the end of the year. Maine Preservation gratefully accepts any amount.

Lovell Town Hall (1796) awaits its new foundation after town leaders conferred with Maine Preservation’s field services.

Field Services have a tangible impact all across the state. Advisor Chris Closs was called to Lovell to consult on the oldest town hall still in service in Maine. He told them how to phase the project and how to fix the town hall’s foundation. Not only did the town adopt his advice, but they called Chris back to advise on Phase Two.

Maine Preservation’s work has helped spur 42 private redevelopment projects in Maine since 2008 with owners and developers investing $250 million leveraged by State historic preservation tax credits, which just last year were renewed through 2023. We also continue to lead the way with a Revolving Fund program that sells endangered landmarks with preservation easements to new owners. We launched a Summer Fellowship Program, where 6 college and graduate students gained experience in the preservation field through work with preservation trade companies and Maine Preservation.

This Fall Maine Preservation held the second Annual Gala in September at our headquarters; held our 40th Annual Meeting in Wiscasset in October featuring a panel of our founders and a tour of historic homes; and in November hosted the statewide Preservation Honor Awards.

Maine Preservation is the only organization providing critical preservation assistance on a statewide level. A successful Annual Appeal is essential for funding this important work.

Thank you for your generous support for Maine’s historic buildings and landscapes, and best wishes for the holidays.



R. Tobey Scott                            Greg Paxton
President                                     Executive Director


Protect & Sell Program

McCulloch House The historically and architecturally significant Hugh McCulloch House in Kennebunk, constructed ca. 1782, is now for sale for the first time since 1801, through our Protect & Sell Program! Read more about the McCulloch House in our Historic Real Estate listings.

Honor Awards

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

from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Portland Country Club

Celebrate extraordinary Preservation project around the state.



For more information: visit here.

Field Services

Demo Maine Preservation offers preservation guidance to the stewards of historic buildings in Maine from our professional Field Service Advisor, Christopher Closs. His advice can help get a project off the ground, find resources, or steer a project in the right direction. read more...

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