When Tony Grassi, a retired investment banker, first visited the abandoned and dilapidated historic grist mill in Freedom, Maine, he was taken in by the value of the building not only for its connection to early American history, but also for the potential revitalizing effects it could have on the small town.
“It was literally a rotting mill,” Grassi said to Bangor Daily News. “It was terrible. We walked by and thought, ‘What a beautiful structure. And what a tragedy.’”
The story that unfolds from that first visit entails a renovation process that started in 2008 and culminated late last year. What makes the project unique are the ways Grassi approached the renovation from both a preservationist and environmentalist angle.... Read More →
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