Brewer High School

5 Somerset St., Brewer, Maine


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The former Brewer High School was constructed in 1925-26 in a restrained style that combined Art Deco style with an industrial aesthetic. Designed by the architectural firm of Butterfield and Guertin Co. of Manchester, N.H.), the former high school is a two-story building on a raised basement built of buff colored rug tapestry brick with a pronounced vertical texture on the surface. The school was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in recognition of it significance as the first modern high school building constructed in Brewer. The school provided the space for the growing population of students and met the new expectations for public school curriculum. The school was constructed following the most modern guidelines for school buildings and as a good physical example of an early 20th century public school building which reflected design trends and construction techniques then common in Maine

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  • October 22, 2014: Added by Brian Bartlett