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Sutherland Conservation & Consulting (SCC) provides historic preservation and architectural conservation services for commercial, governmental, historic homeowner and non-profit clients. Our expertise includes federal and state Historic Tax Credits, National Register, HABS/HAER and Maine Historic Building Record documentation, preservation and restoration planning, historic interiors and paint analysis.

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Central Fire Station, Saco, Maine

Certified by the National Park Service for Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits in December 2014, the Saco Central Fire Station was rehabilitated by Housing Initiatives of New England to create commercial spaces on the first floor and residential units on the second. Sutherland Conservation & Consulting was the historic consultant for this project working with project architect Richard Curtis & Associates of Portland and Ledgewood Construction of South Portland as the general contractor.

The Saco Central Fire Station was constructed with federal Public Works Administration funding in 1938. As part of local efforts to provide modern and efficient fire protection for the city, the Central Fire Station is significant for its contributions to community planning and development in Saco.

Sutherland Conservation & Consulting worked closely with the design team to facilitate the replication of the historic wood doors on the front elevation. The character of the building had been drastically altered when the original doors were replaced with modern overhead doors. Historic photographs and a remaining pedestrian door allowed for accurate dimensions to be determined.