News

Learn about the activities and accomplishments

of Downtown Norway. 

Activities

The Gingerbread House
(Norway Landmark Preservation Society)

  • The Gingerbread House, one of Norway's most unique buildings, is the focus of a restoration and historic preservation effort. To learn more about the history of the building and the plans to save the house,  click here. (PDF file, 2.5MB)

     

    The group has purchased and relocated the Gingerbread House in collaboration with Town of Norway and Costello, Inc. A preservation plan by Barba + Wheelock Preservation Artchitects has been completed to guide the task force in its efforts to rehabilitate the house.

Norway Opera House

  • The Town of Norway initiated legal action directed at the former owner’s neglect of the building. Final action in the eminent domain process favored the Town of Norway's ownership. The Town of Norway tranferrred ownership to the Norway Opera House Corporation. For more information and to make a tax-deductible donation, click here

Odd Fellows Building

  • Building deeds have been cleared to enable TD Bank to proceed with the sale of the building.

Roberts Farm Preserve

  • Located at the western Main Street gateway, the Preserve offers four-season non-motorized recreational opportunities on well-maintained trails with spectacular views. Trails can accommodate casual hikers and serious athletes alike. Plans for the recently purchased Roberts Farmstead (abutting the Preserve) include the creation of a center for community sustainability.  

Accomplishments

Improvements made:

  • Rustfield Cemetery rehabilitation 

  • Quartz Bridge restoration

  • The Trolley Restaurant's streetscaping

  • Custom-designed street banners

  • Gateway signage and beautification

  • Greenspace maintenance

  • Main Street trail access planning

  • Town Square Kiosk landscaping and maintenance

  • Facade and signage consultation

 

Awards received:

  • Maine Downtown Center - Outstanding Image Campaign

    • Custom-designed street banners

    • Norway Downtown Map & Guide

    • Duncan Slade Paints Norway, Maine: A Year in a Small Town Calendar

  • Outstanding Window Display

    • Norway Savings Bank Operations Center - Western Maine Art Group

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