Potter Academy, Sebago, ca. 1900

Contributed by Sebago Historical Society


Potter Academy, the local high school, was designed by F.H. Fassett of Portland and built in 1895.

It was located on a hillside in Sebago Center as specified in the will of Dr. Joseph Fitch Potter. He required it to be built within three quarters of a mile of the Sebago Center Church and about 100 rods north of the William Fitch House.

Students from Sebago were to attend tuition free. It was expanded, with an addition in 1965 and it served the townspeople for 72 years when it closed with the formation of MSAD #61.

Ownership passed to Dr. Lowell Barnes who rented the facility to Elan1, a rehabilitation center, which occupied it until it burned in 1973.

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  • Title: Potter Academy, Sebago, ca. 1900
  • Creator: Haley Photos, Sebago
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Location: Sebago, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.6 cm x 17.8 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Sebago Historical Society
PO Box 59, Sebago, ME 04029
(207) 787-2489

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