If you can identify where this photo was taken, contact us at [email protected] or call 689-2896 and leave a voicemail with your answer, your name, town, and phone number. Correct entries will be put into a drawing for a $20 gift card, courtesy of Hannaford Supermarkets. Find the Mystery Photo online at https://www.sunjournal.com/tag/mystery-photo/

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We had many people tell us they easily recognized the former Lisbon schoolhouse — now apartments — on the corner of Route 196 and Gartley Street in Lisbon. Our winner, Mert Ricker, from Lisbon Falls, told us his father went to high school here when there were separate high schools in Lisbon and Lisbon Falls. His mother went to Lisbon Falls High School back when the two schools had “quite a rivalry, so they always said they had a mixed marriage,” Ricker said when he was informed he was the winner. When a new high school was built in 1944, the building was turned into a junior high school, where Ricker attended classes from grade 5 to 8. The school was closed in 1960 and sold the year after. Several antique businesses occupied the building during the following years, before being abandoned and falling into disrepair. In 2018, the building was slated to be demolished and turned into a parking lot when local couple Bob and Aline Strout purchased the property and carefully repaired it while preserving some of the original character of the building, turning it into the Lisbon Village School Apartments. Ricker was chosen in a random drawing from all the correct entries and will receive a $20 Hannaford Supermarket gift card.


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