In the Fall of 2018, the Scarborough Historical Society was given the decades-long vacated one-room schoolhouse building, built in the 1800s and located at 184 Beech Ridge Road. With an estimated budget of $280,000 and through donations and grants, $130,000 has been raised to date. We intend to preserve and share this building with the community.
So far, we have lifted the building, poured a new foundation, replaced rotted sills, closed in the open to the element’s back walls in an addition, installed a basement stairwell and bulkhead. The interior was gutted and a temporary electric service was installed.
We are grateful for very recent donations that will start the next phase as our Scarborough contractor installs replacement windows and doors, reframes interior walls, removes rotted exterior siding, and installs historically accurate sawn clapboards. As far as funds allow at this time, we may also be able to commission the design for a septic system.
Donations may be made via check and US mail to:
Scarborough Historical Society
PO Box 156
Scarborough, ME, 04070-0156
via our Go Fund Me Page.
or by cash at the museum (647 U.S. Route One) during our normal hours.