Photo Gallery | 7 Greater Portland Landmarks in Peril
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Greater Portland Landmarks announced a first-of-its-kind list of historic properties in greater Portland that are at risk of being lost to development or due to neglect.
The seven places on the list are considered significant to the history and feel of the region.
"The criteria we looked at were three things," explained Hilary Basset, executive director of Greater Portland Landmarks. "One is the significance. How important is it to the history of the greater Portland area, or to the history of architecture in greater Portland and in Maine? And then also, how imminent is the threat? Is it deeply neglected? Is it suffering from vandalism? Is it on the market for sale and we don't know what will happen in the future? Does it need a big infusion of investment to survive? Those are the kinds of threats that we've been looking at."