Advocating for greater Portland's historic architecture and landscapes.

Greater Portland Landmarks advocates for the preservation and revitalization of greater Portland’s built environment. We encourage thoughtful rehabilitation of historic buildings, including modern additions and creative approaches to using old buildings in new ways. We support preservation of historic neighborhoods and downtowns, along with careful stewardship of historic landscapes. We promote the best in new architecture that is responsive to its context, incorporates high quality materials, and is of our own time. All of these elements contribute to Portland’s outstanding quality of place.

Our goal is to be part of the conversation early, to find mutually beneficial solutions, and to continue the tradition of architectural excellence that distinguishes greater Portland. To that end, we participate in a wide range of community review and legislative processes, develop policy statements on a broad range of issues, offer assistance and testimony as projects are being formulated, and convene interested parties to discuss developments and other initiatives relating to historic preservation and architecture.

Places in Peril

Preservation Awards

Fort Gorges, nominated 2013

Fort Gorges, nominated 2013

The Places in Peril program draws attention to vulnerable sites in greater Portland, and serves as a catalyst for adaptive reuse and community revitalization.

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CORE PRINCIPLES

Portland’s leadership has a tremendous opportunity and a responsibility to guide the city to a new level of prosperity.

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Maine College of Art, 2011 award recipient

Maine College of Art, 2011 award recipient

Landmarks' Preservation Awards, presented every two years, recognize preservation excellence in the greater Portland area. We honor projects large and small that sustain our communities' historic resources.

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QUALITY OF PLACE

Landmarks supports the State's initiative to protect and invest in the natural beauty and authentic historic places of Maine.

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Photos by Corey Templeton