If you have spent any time driving around Augusta, there is a good chance you have see the triangular building that sits on the “Cony” traffic circle on the east side of the Kennebec River.  The three-story, colonial revival, building definitely has an official look to it.  Who owns it?  What was it used for?  What is it used for now?


The story of the old Cony High School

According to Wikipedia, in the early 1920s, officials realized the current Augusta high school was not going to be large enough to accommodate the growing population.  It was decided the city would need a new, larger, high school.  Construction on what is now known as the Old Cony High School began in 1926.  It was dedicated in 1930, but not entirely finished until 1932.  The school was in operation until 2006, when a new Cony High School opened.  From 2006 until 2013, it was used by the City of Augusta as a heated storage space.

In 2013, Housing Initiatives of New England began to renovate the space so that it could be used for senior housing.  Over the next few years, the building was updated, but many of the building’s historic features were preserved – including the original Daniel Cony clock.

In July of 2015, the Cony Flatiron Senior Residence welcomed its first residents.  Many of those residents now live where they attended high school.


What is the building like today?

Unless you live, or work, in the facility.  Or, you have a relative who lives in the building, there is a good chance that you have never seen what it looks like today.  Thanks to Joe Lacroix, we can now take a look at the building.

A Look Inside The Old Cony High School

From 1930 to 2006, the Old Cony High School provided a high school education to the teenagers of Augusta, Maine. Now, it serves as senior housing. Thanks to a resident of the building, we can take a look at it.

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