Drawing Attention to Vulnerable Sites

Places in Peril is a program that draws attention to vulnerable sites and serves as a catalyst for adaptive reuse and community revitalization.

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.
— Hilary Bassett, Executive Director

Landmarks’ goals for the Places in Peril program include:

  • Build community awareness about the significance of these properties;
  • Advocate for their preservation, protection, and in some cases, adaptive reuse so they can continue to play a vital role in our communities; 
  • Provide advice and convene people and resources to preserve, protect, and rehabilitate the properties.

2015 Places in Peril

EQUESTRIAN ARTIFACTS OF PORTLAND'S GOLDEN AGE

CURTIS & SON CHEWING GUM FACTORY

DEACON JOHN BAILEY HOUSE

Sacred Heart/St. Dominic's Parish

 

Winn Road SchoolHouse

 

2013 Places in Peril

Fort Gorges

Lincoln Park

South Portland Historic Resources

Ingraham Carriage Barn

Neal Dow House


Union Station Clock

Western Cemetery

 
 

2012 Places in Peril

Abyssinian Meeting House


South Portland Armory

House Island


Eastern Cemetery

Grand Trunk Office Building

Masonic Temple

Portland Company