SACO — Maine Preservation this morning released its annual list of Maine’s Most Endangered Historic Resources.

The list, released each year since 1996, raises public awareness of the breadth and interest in preserving historic properties and materials, said Greg Paxton, executive director of the nonprofit Maine Preservation.

The list of endangered resources includes history in the digital age; original building materials; Wood Island Lifesaving Station in Kittery; Timber Point Cottage in Biddeford; Bar Mills and Hollis high schools; Waterville Savings Bank in Waterville; Lincoln Street School in Rockland; historic freight sheds statewide; in-town public facilities; and the former Central Fire Station in Saco.

“Preservation of these built resources is a leading catalyst for community revitalization, economic development and continued quality of life for the citizens of Maine’s towns and cities,” Paxton said during a press conference at Saco City Hall. “While historic preservation has done relatively well in the recent challenged economy, our current austerity reminds us that wise management and use of our existing resources form a firm foundation for future prosperity, as this list illustrates.”