View of the Calais Town Hall First Floor
Road Crew Paul Stecker and Bruce Campbell smiling while digging!
Road Commissioner Alfred Larrabee

Town Hall Renovation

The Calais Town Hall was initially constructed in 1866 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. However, around 2013, it could no longer be denied that the building was in need of serious renovation. Thanks to the support and hard work of our community members, the Town Hall was brought into the twenty-first century. In additional to general structural and aesthetic improvements, flood hazard mitigation and accessibility were also key considerations. 

The video linked here will take you on a virtual tour of the Town Hall not long after the renovations and improvements were completed in 2020.

Phases I & II of the project are complete, and the Town Hall is back to serving the town as a center for municipal and non-municipal meetings, celebrations, and performances. The Friends are looking ahead to upgrade the audiovisual equipment on the upper floor to further improve and expand the possibilities for that space. 

If you would like to see the Town Hall in person, you can attend one of the many meetings on the Calais calendar, or you can contact the Town Office. You can also contact the Friends of the Calais Town Hall, particularly if you are interested in holding an event in the space. See their page here

Calais Town Hall Rehabilitation Plan 2-6-2017

Assessment, findings and proposed rehabilitation plans and costs by Arnold & Scangas Architects.



Scott Bassage, Calais Historic Preservation Commission