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  • Maine's landmark Historic Grand Trunk Railroad Depot offered for sale for the first time in 50 years

    By Ramona du Houx

    Maine Preservation is partnering with Yarmouth Village Improvement Society to sell the historic Grand Trunk Railroad Depot in Yarmouth. The statewide nonprofit organization Maine Preservation held an Open House for buyers interested in purchasing the Grand Trunk Railroad Depot on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

    Located behind Village Green Park on Main Street in Yarmouth, this historic 1906 station retains many of its original features including bead board walls and ceilings, light fixtures and a historic ticket window.

    The property is being offered at $165,000 with a preservation easement through Maine Preservation’s Protect & Sell Program. The Protect & Sell Program matches buyers interested in rehabilitating historic buildings with preservation-minded sellers of unique properties across Maine. A preservation easement is a legal agreement recorded in the property deed to ensure that the historic architectural qualities of a property are maintained. Maine Preservation easements are monitored by the statewide nonprofit and underwritten by an easement stewardship contribution.

    Offers on the property are due on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Offers will be reviewed on Wednesday, March 7, and a preferred buyer will be notified by noon on Thursday, March 8. Please contact Maine Preservation directly for a disclosure packet. The property may qualify for Maine State and Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits. More information can be found on our website mainepreservation.org.

     

    About Maine Preservation

    Maine Preservation, founded in 1972, is a nonprofit, member-based, statewide historic preservation organization whose mission is to promote and preserve historic places, buildings, downtowns and neighborhoods, strengthening the cultural and economic vitality of Maine communities. Maine Preservation provides technical assistance to help owners and developers use both Maine State and Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, which have sparked more than $250 million dollars in investment in Maine since 2008.