Historic buildings showcase our heritage. Our goal for each restoration is to respect, protect and restore.

Building restoration is at the heart of our green philosophy. Making old and historic buildings live on is ultimately sustainable architecture. Taggart Construction supports building rehabilitation which allows the adaptation of historic buildings for contemporary use while protecting heritage value. We have painstakingly worked on the restoration of many of Portland’s historic buildings including the Victoria Mansion and Greater Portland Landmarks new home, 93 High Street. Our goal is to preserve the integrity of historic structures while creating higher performance, greater energy efficiency and a healthier indoor environment.

Experienced craftsmen attentive to quality and detail, exceptional service, and excellent communication make us uniquely suited for restoration work.

Victoria Mansion

Portland, ME. Installation of restored stain-glass daylight. Adaptive reuse of carriage house including: retail store space, tiled bath, kitchenette, office space, laundry. Staging/Scaffolding to assist consultants in preparation for complete restoration of the brownstone facade on tower.

Pennelville Homestead

Deep Energy Retrofit and Addition to a 1837 farmhouse in the Pennellville Historic Shipbuilding District of Brunswick. Designed by Architect, Elizabeth Newman in concert with Taggart Construction, balancing attention to historical details with new building techniques and materials. A portion of the original building was lifted to pour a new ICF foundation connected to original stone foundation which was insulated…

Sebago Lake Cottage

North Sebago, ME. Unique Summer Cottage moved around Sebago Lake instead of being demolished. This Cottage was taken down piece by piece with a crane and shipped around the lake in tractor trailers. It was then reassembled on a new foundation. The move was featured in an article in the September 2001 issue of This…

First Universalist Church

Yarmouth, ME. Restoration of historic church belfry included: Assisted in removal of the structurally compromised spire Removed historic bell carriage and bell Fabricated a new oak bell carriage and bell wheel and re-installed original bell Removed original belfry sheathing and trim to allow structural repairs Installed new sheathing and reproduced trim details to restore the…

Hill Farm Barn

Pineland Center, New Gloucester, ME. Designer: Orcutt Associates Restoration of barns and storage buildings. New standing seam metal roofing, new siding and windows, structural repairs, lifted buildings and installed new foundations.

John Calvin Stevens Gazebo

Cushing Island, ME. From the remains of a gazebo designed by John Calvin Stevens we: Replicated the existing gazebo in the shop Rebuild stone base Transported and installed on island

Pettengill Farm

Freeport, ME. Freeport Historical Society Restoration of historic Pettengill Farm included: Sill repairs and protection Stone foundation repairs Window & door restoration Complete siding and trim restoration Radial sawn clapboards with cut nails

Pierce Place

West Baldwin, ME. Designer: Kevin Moquin, AIA, LEED AP The original Pierce Homestead was constructed in the 1790’s.  An ell was added in the 1920’s.  This home has been in the family for generations.Restoration of the original home included: Investigation of water damage to soffit Repair and replacement of portions of timber structure, soffit, fascia,…

Portland Anglican Church

Portland, ME. Designer: Port City Architecture Reconstruction and preservation of a historic post and beam chapel Replicated new pieces to match existing details Built new walls off-site and installed New porch New interior