NEWCASTLE — The once busy Newcastle/Damariscotta railroad station, its paint badly chipped and its entrance overgrown with weeds, joined several other structures Wednesday on Maine Preservation's list of endangered historic buildings. The group's list of the state's most endangered historic properties also included: Outlet and Lookout cabins at Daicey Pond in Baxter State Park; the Halfway Rock Lighthouse, erected in Harpswell in 1869; and Bowdoin College's Walker Art Museum, where officials plan to renovate the grand staircase in the building's rotunda.
The Daicey Pond cabins are scheduled for demolition in September, soon after Labor Day.
Irwin "Buzz" Caverly, director of Baxter State Park, said the project involved plenty of discussion. "Several years ago, rangers came to me and told me that major environmental as well as stabilization problems existed there. We had about two years of discussion," he said.
He said the replacement from Northeast Log Homes "will be a quality building and have the appearance of a log cabin."