Community Preservation Grant awarded in Bath, Maine

Nov 1, 2016

Site Manager Peggy Konitzky with Sagadahoc Preservation board president, Larry Bartlett

On Wednesday, October 12, Site Manager Peggy Konitzky presented a Historic New England Community Preservation Grant to members of the board of Sagadahoc Preservation, Inc.

The grant will help fund historic paint finish documentation for the restoration of Winter Street Church, a National Historic Register building located at the corner of Washington and Winter streets, Bath, Maine.

Sagadahoc Preservation is restoring the church. The paint finish documentation is for the sanctuary’s vaulted plaster ceiling, which was damaged during a major windstorm in 2015. At the time of the collapse, the ceiling was painted a uniform light blue. However, a c. 1900 photograph reveals decorative painting points. The scope of work includes salvaging sections of plaster that contain some decorative painting and producing a written report documenting the locations where plaster was recovered so that, ultimately, the group can restore the sanctuary ceiling.

This is one of six $1,000 Community Preservation Grants that Historic New England awarded this year to organizations in every New England state. Learn more and see a list of past winners.