Tilework in the former gymnasium, Photo Credit Heath Paley
Please join us
2019 Places in Peril Announcement
and Annual Meeting
Thursday, September 26, 2019
* Presumpscot Place *
*Art-Deco Style Former Westbrook High School Gym *
22 Foster Street, Westbrook
This event is free and open to the public but space is limited.
■■ Workshop Tour of Bagala Window Works - An historic church converted into the workshop of one of New England’s premiere window preservationists.
677 Main Street, Westbrook
■■ Historic Marker Presentation
■■ Brief Annual Meeting
■■ Announcement of 2019 Places in Peril
■■ Celebratory Reception featuring local food and beverages
About Presumpscot Place
The old High School building on Main Street stands today as one of Westbrook’s most significant architectural landmarks. It was designed in 1886 by the architects Francis H. Fassett and Frederick Augustus Thompson. Several additions were added to accommodate the needs of the community. In 1936 another brick annex was built on the right rear of the building with an entrance on Foster Street. The architects were Miller and Beal and the contractor was F. W. Cunningham. This annex provided eight new rooms and a combined auditorium and gymnasium. Later a small one story addition to the southerly side of this annex provided a dressing and shower room for the athletes. - Excerpted from the National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form For Westbrook High School.
What is a Place in Peril?
These properties face serious threats. These threats include things like sale or transfer without any historic preservation protections, neglect or lack of maintenance, or lack of funding. These properties help define greater Portland. In every case, the properties we’ve identified are prominently visible or have such historic significance that we must advocate for their protection and preservation.