In Fall 2004, the University of Maine received a $175,000 grant from the Getty Grant Program’s Campus Heritage Initiative that was used to fund a preservation plan for the buildings and landscapes included in UMaine’s National Register Historic District. This project also helped to ensure the preservation of UMaine’s distinctive and beautiful New England land-grant campus and was a model for incorporating historic preservation into a campus master plan. The buildings within the National Register Historic District received an extensive analysis of their condition. A team consisting of historical architects, a structural engineer, a mechanical engineer and an electrical engineer evaluated each building or structure to determine existing conditions of building elements and systems. Landscape architects conducted an examination and review of landscape resources. Field documentation included documentation and site analysis of existing conditions. Architects prepared diagrams and a narrative of the campus landscape history, including any landscape resources found to be associated with important people or groups, and prepared a visual analysis of existing conditions.
Copies of the Historic Preservation Plan are available for reading in the Special Collections section of Fogler Library and in the Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance. The Historic Preservation Plan may be viewed online at http://www.campusheritage.org/page/university-of-maine-orono. To request a CD of the Historic Preservation Plan, please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org