Title

Brief article on the transition of Pineland Farms from the Maine School for the

Authors

John C. Schoen

Source

Portland Monthly

Date

7-2003

Additional Date Information

Jul-Aug 2003

Pages

55-57

Abstract

Brief article on the transition of Pineland Farms from the Maine School for the Feebleminded into a modern corporate campus. According to Richard S. Kimball, author of "Pineland's Past," the Maine School for the Feebleminded began in 1908 and was closed in 1996. By 2000 the estate had fallen into great disrepair, but Owen Wells, president of the Libra Foundation, saw the potential for a multi-purpose complex strategically located between Portland and Lewiston-Auburn. The refurbishing project cost nearly $50 million, and the campus now houses companies like Energy East, YMCA, Apple Computers, Cameo Marketing and others.

Subjects

Business parks, Libra Foundation, Pineland Farms New Gloucester

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