331 Veranda Street, Portland | 2007 Preservation Award Winner
Martin's Point Health Care, Maine's largest primary care practice, needed to improve efficiency and comfort for its growing number of patients. The health care campus dates to the 1700s when it was established as a U.S. Marine Hospital. The most prominent building on the campus is the U.S. Marine Hospital (1859), designed by Ammi B. Young, the first supervising architect of the U.S. Treasury Department, a designated National Register Landmark. The H-shaped building, which occupies a beautiful prominent site at a gateway into Portland, is Italianate in style, with well-preserved cast-iron porches. A redesign of the health care facility and additional parking threatened some of the campus' historic buildings.
Thanks to Martin's Point Health Care's creativity, perseverance, and passion to do the right thing, the historic U.S. Marine Hospital Campus has gained new life, along with well-designed new construction. The Campus addresses real community needs while preserving history and allowing the medical center to grow.
Greater Portland Landmarks awarded Martin’s Point Health Care a Special Preservation Honor Award for their efforts to preserve and reuse the U.S Marine Hospital in their redesign of the health care complex.
- Martin point plan looks to future, past; The project must balance the needs of a health care center against historic preservation standards Portland Press Herald
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