Saco Fire Station Repurposing

Creating modern facilities while retaining historic beauty.


Ledgewood served as construction manager for this historic renovation of the former Saco Fire Station. The building is on the national registry of historic buildings, and was originally constructed in 1939. The project converted the building to commercial space on the first floor with residential on the second. Renovations included complete re-pointing of the existing masonry and replacement of many precast elements, as well as rebuilding two of the arched doorways at the apparatus bays that were removed in the past to make way for large fire equipment.

Work also included a new roof, energy efficient windows, exterior wall insulation system, and completely new plumbing, HVAC, and electrical systems throughout.

Installation of an elevator allows ADA access to the second floor apartments. The project also included the construction of custom door infill panels to mimic the look of the original swinging apparatus doors. None of the building’s original bay doors remain, so construction of the replacements were based on the one main door remaining, old photos, and original design documents.

  • Owner: Saco Fire Station Partners LLC
  • Architect: Richard Curtis & Associates
  • Location: Saco, Maine
  • Market Segment: Multi-Unit Housing
  • Award: Historic Preservation Honor Award Winner 2017