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Landmarks is bringing in 4 summer interns to conduct historic building surveys in Deering neighborhoods that are targeted by the City for intensive planning
efforts in the new comprehensive plan. Before we start we want to hear from
Join us for two neighborhood events where we will share our research and
documentation plans. We want to hear from you about the history of these
neighborhoods and what buildings you value most. Have you done your own
research on your house or neighborhood? Do you have some family photos of
your neighborhood? Has your family lived in the same spot for generations? Let us
know! Or do you just want to learn more about these parts of Portland? Join us!
This presentation and meet-up is focusing on East Deering's Washington Avenue and Veranda Street. Wednesday, May 23, 6 pm – 7 pm, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church 678 Washington Avenue, Portland.
The event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Registration required.
RESCHEDULED! Keynote Lecture with Max Page Is back on for May 30!
Be a part of the fun, be a part of the history. Celebrate historic preservation with Landmarks at our annual Gala held for the first time at a Places in Peril site, the Peaks Island Amusement District, which was a center for summer fun and recreation. Join us in "rusticator style" for a boat ride, a lobster feast, live music, live & silent auction, and open oyster & cocktail bars.
Tickets Now Available
Photograph colorized by Patty Allison | www.pattyallison.com
On the Blog
Here are 8 Great ways to celebrate Preservation Month this May!
Be your own tour guide through a changing neighborhood.
We uploaded all 4 of the Munjoy Hill walking tours to our website.
Make a Preservation Plan for your older building.
Having an older building can be overwhelming but you don’t have to do everything all at once…
The short answer is YES.
Landmarks has been discussing how Historic Preservation and Affordable Housing fit together. Here are 4 resources that we found helpful that we want to share!
2) Directory of Advocacy, Julie Ann Larry, is attending a conference called "Preserving Affordability, Affording Preservation" and you can too!
From the mid 19th century onward the neighborhood on Lafayette and Merrill Streets was home to a number of Portland’s black residents, many of whom worked on Portland’s waterfront or in nearby businesses. While some black residents were native to Maine, many were from Canada, particularly from Nova Scotia. Others came to Portland from Guadaloupe, Jamaica, Cape Verde, West Indies, Portugal, and other states like North Carolina, Virginia, New York, Wisconsin, and Georgia. The men worked as seaman, waiters, janitors, stewards, cooks, clerks, hotel porters, house painters, and laborers. While many women stayed home, others worked as laundresses, seamstresses, housekeepers, and elevator operators.
Here are 10 shovel-out-and-leave-the-house-in-the-bitter-cold worthy events for lovers of Greater Portland's diverse history and historic preservation!
rofessor Page teaches and writes about the history of cities and architecture. His lecture will draw on his most recent book Why Preservation Matters (Yale University press, 2016), a thought-provoking assessment of the preservation movement that offers a progressive vision for the future of preservation. Anyone interested in how to honor our past while working toward an equitable and sustainable future for our community will gain insight from Professor page’s ideas.
We have done another round up of some of the most exciting events having to do with historic preservation, history, and historic sites. From Mid-Century Modern to Neighborhood Celebrations to Spooky Spirits you will find the perfect event for you!
Concerned that a number of historic properties in the Portland area are in danger of being irreparably altered or destroyed, we announced our 4th list of Places in Peril, to call attention to the threats facing character-defining, historically-significant properties in greater Portland. This year, Landmarks has identified seven buildings or areas that are at critical points where they could be permanently lost or diminished.
Executive Director, Hilary Bassett said, these properties help define greater Portland. In every case, the properties we’ve identified are...
As they were rolling up their sleeves to start interior renovations of their future restaurant, Woodford Food & Beverage, Birch Shambaugh asked Fayth Preyer what she hoped to discover once they started peeling away decades of office use in the building at 660 Forest Avenue in Portland. She let herself dream, “what if there were terrazzo floors?!”
Adaptive re-use is a strategy promoted by historic preservation that encourages developers to turn historic buildings into...
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Looking for new ways to explore the Portland Area? Need something fresh and different to do with your out-of-town guests? Want to take advantage of these long summer nights? Here is a list of 10 great events this August that celebrate historic preservation and history of the Greater Portland region. Hope to see you there!