Monday, September 24, 2012

Places in Peril 2012

Greater Portland Landmarks recently announced their "Places in Peril List" for the year 2012. The list "Calls attention to character-defining, historically-significant properties that are in danger of being permanently lost of diminished."Here is a photo relating to each of the seven places on the list. 

Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore Street

House Island in Casco Bay. Photo taken from Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse in South Portland.

The Maine National Guard Armory in South Portland.

The Masonic Temple Grand Lodge at 415 Congress Street. I got to go on an open-house tour of the building a few years ago and it really is pretty amazing inside. 

Grand Trunk Office Building, 1 India Street.

Abyssinian Meeting House (left), 73 Newbury Street.

Eastern Cemetery on Congress Street, near the foot of Munjoy Hill.

You can read all about these seven places and their significance here at the Greater Portland Landmarks website.