Dalton Grange Hall No. 23

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Dalton Grange Hall No. 23
Dalton Grange Hall No. 23 is located in Massachusetts
Dalton Grange Hall No. 23
Location Dalton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°27′38″N 73°10′58″W / 42.46056°N 73.18278°W / 42.46056; -73.18278Coordinates: 42°27′38″N 73°10′58″W / 42.46056°N 73.18278°W / 42.46056; -73.18278
Built 1879
Architect Barton,John S.
Architectural style Late Victorian, Other
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

83003924

[1]
Added to NRHP November 10, 1983

Dalton Grange Hall No. 23 was a historic Grange hall at South Street and Grange Hall Road in Dalton, Massachusetts. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, and demolished in 1987.

History[edit]

The Dalton, Massachusetts Grange was founded in 1873, initially meeting in the Dalton Town Hall. Six years later the organization raised funds, received donations of materials and land, and constructed a grange hall for $300. The building was first used (in an unfinished state) in May 1879, and was formally dedicated December 10, 1879. It was the first grange hall in the state to be owned by the membership. The building became a social center in the town, and was expanded c. 1900, adding a dining hall and kitchen. A bowling alley was added at the same time. In the 20th century the hall played host to a number of civic activities and organizations. After World War II the decline in agriculture in the area led to an aging membership, and a decline in the ability to maintain the facilities. Despite appeals for assistance from the state-level grange,[2] the building was demolished in 1987.[3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Dalton Grange". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  3. ^ "Dalton Grange Image". Town of Dalton. Retrieved 2013-12-02.