The state recently sold three properties on Main Street in Thomaston to two Port Clyde residents for $150,000, according to Maine Bureau of General Services Director Chip Gavin.

Those properties are the former Maine State Prison warden’s house, the deputy warden’s house and the business office, across Main Street from the former Maine State Prison property.

Thomaston Assessors’ Agent David Martucci said the town has assessed the value of those same three properties at $421,440.

He said the warden’s house has been assessed at $173,886, the deputy warden’s house at $117,951, and the office at $129,603.

In addition, the town of Thomaston has on file an appraisal the state did on the properties in 2006. The appraisal gave the warden’s house a $125,000 value, the deputy warden’s house a $113,000 value and the office a $130,000 value. Taken together, the state appraisal listed the value of all three properties at $368,000.

The three properties were sold to Carl F. Danielson and Carolyn Whittaker of Port Clyde, according to documents on record at the Knox County Registry of Deeds. Gavin said the properties collectively sold for $150,000. Danielson and Whittaker have not returned phone calls to comment.

Gavin said the appraisal was done in 2006 and the price of housing has declined since then. As for Thomaston’s assessment of the properties, he said the town office should be asked again about those amounts. When called a second time to confirm those amounts, Martucci reported that nothing had changed. He said even if a property is owned by the state and not taxed, the town assesses its value.

Gavin said the properties were listed on the open market for nine months. About two dozen interested parties looked at the properties. One sale fell through due to a financing problem, Gavin said.

He said the sale that eventually happened was the best price offered in nine months on the market.

“It’s a triple-win,” Gavin said. He said the seller received a fair price for the properties, the new owners benefited and the community gets to see these properties back on the tax rolls.

Gavin said deterioration of these properties was in no one’s interest.

Gavin indicated that for anyone who toured the properties prior to the sale it was clear that the price the state received was more than fair.

The state had listed the properties through CBRE, CB Richard Ellis, The Boulos Company. The price originally listed for the deputy warden’s house at 383 Main St. was $36,995. The listing noted that the building was in substantial disrepair and might even have to be demolished.

The business office at 367 Main St. was listed with a price of $59,995 and was also described as being in substantial disrepair to the point of possibly requiring demolition.

The warden’s house at 399 Main St. was listed at a price of $149,900.

Danielson is listed as the new owner on the deeds for all three properties. Whittaker’s name appears only on the deed for the largest of the three properties.

The state of Maine had owned the properties for many years. The sale of them had been authorized for a long time, Gavin said. They were sold as part of the process of moving the prison from Thomaston to Warren.

The deed transfers were recorded Dec. 30.

The state also has other properties related to the former prison that it plans to sell in Thomaston, according to Gavin. There are three residential houses on Ship Street Circle that the state is selling.

In addition, Gavin said the state Legislature has authorized the sale of the Thomaston State Police barracks.