Miss Mary Phillips’ dream sparked the Home for Aged Women, incorporated in 1874. Lysander Strickland’s efforts are credited with the organization of the Home for Aged Men in Bangor in 1903. In 1975, the Boards of Managers of the two homes concluded that consolidation of accommodations and services into a single, modern building would strengthen and improve both programs.
Both residents and corporate members of the two homes agreed that the new facility’s name would be the Phillips-Strickland House. The structure was ready for occupancy in January 1977. In 2000, Boyd Place at PSH was created with 33 apartments for independent seniors not needing direct care.