The New Cape Elizabeth History Center:
Serious problems, however, stand as obstacles to our occupying the historic schoolhouse and the more contemporary addition attached to it. The building, which served as the children’s library of the Thomas Memorial Library, became unoccupied in 2016 when the new Thomas Memorial Library was completed. It has remained unoccupied since. The costs of bringing the building to code were already presenting a challenge when, in the fall last year, asbestos tile and mastic was discovered under the aging carpet. The costs, budgeting and work timelines of bringing the building to code and making it environmentally safe are very likely to delay occupancy by 1-2 years.