The Gilman Street building began its life in 1913 as Waterville High School, but served from 1978 to 1986 as the campus of Kennebec Valley Vocational Technical Institute. The building helped the school create a sense of community and an identity.
George W. Hinckley wanted to help needy boys. The farm, school and home he ran for nearly sixty nears near Fairfield stressed home, religion, education, discipline, industry, and recreation.
… shipbuilding, export and import shipping, carpentry and trading. Shipyards created employment for every trade related to shipbuilding, and…
… was often a side profession for those who knew carpentry. The abundance of trees, particularly the huge pines, many sawmills, a protected port and…