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Maine Historic Preservation Commission

Maine Historic Preservation Commission Facts

The Maine Historical Preservation Committee was established in 1971 via an act of the Maine State Legislature. It was set up as an independent agency operating within the Executive branch. It was one of the included members in the Maine Cultural Affairs Council when the council was first formed in 1991.

The Maine Historic Preservation Commission operates out of the Captain Issac Gage House, which dates to about 1845. The Issac Gage House is on Capitol Street in Augusta.

The Preservation Commission has several responsibilities relating to the protection and preservation of historically significant sites in Maine. One of the most important of these responsibilities is nominating buildings and other locals to the National Register of Historic Places. The Commission is also available to assist in cases where sites, once listed on the Register, wish to further their role of historic importance.