Film Showing The 1975 Poland Spring House Fire
- August 22, 2018
- 37 Preservation Way
- Poland Spring, ME 04274
Its been over 40 years since the Poland Spring House burned on July 3, 1975. James Aikman, former news director for WMTW Channel 8, stood on the porch of the Presidential Inn (formerly the Riccar Inn) while doing a live broadcast of the fire.
Recently, WMTW donated these films to the Preservation Society and with the help of many people we have restored and edited the 3 1/2 hour fire film in to a more manageable time frame.
Jim Aikman (after the fire) having witnessed years of neglect of the historic property, became very passionate about saving these buildings. Jim gathered a group of like-minded individuals interested in preserving the Maine State Building and the All Souls Chapel. In 1976, the Poland Spring Preservation Society was formed.
This event will be at the All Souls Chapel at 6:30pm.