Odd Fellows-Rebekah Hall (Cornish, Maine)

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Odd Fellows-Rebekah Hall
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Odd Fellows-Rebekah Hall
Odd Fellows-Rebekah Hall (Cornish, Maine) is located in Maine
Odd Fellows-Rebekah Hall (Cornish, Maine)
Odd Fellows-Rebekah Hall (Cornish, Maine) is located in the US
Odd Fellows-Rebekah Hall (Cornish, Maine)
Location High St., Cornish, Maine
Coordinates 43°48′14″N 70°48′12″W / 43.80389°N 70.80333°W / 43.80389; -70.80333Coordinates: 43°48′14″N 70°48′12″W / 43.80389°N 70.80333°W / 43.80389; -70.80333
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built 1902
Architect unknown
NRHP reference # 83003704[1]
Added to NRHP December 29, 1983

The Odd Fellows-Rebekah Hall is a historic form fraternal society hall on High Street in Cornish, Maine. Built in 1902 for the local chapter of the International Order of Odd Fellows and their associated Rebekah women's chapter, it is an architecturally eclectic mix of vernacular and high-style elements. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983,[1] and now functions as a community meeting space.

Description and history[edit]

The Cornish Odd Fellows Hall is set on the south side of High Road, opposite a small park at the triangular junction of High Street, Main Street, and McCubrey Way in the town center. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, roughly rectangular, with a steeply-pitched hip roof and clapboard siding. Facing roughly northwest, its northern corner has a four-story tower with a clock at the third level and Gothic lancet-arched windows at the fourth level, with a pyramidal roof. A three-story gabled pavilion projects at the center of the main facade, with a double-door entrance on the first floor and Colonial Revival Palladian windows on the second and third floors. The interior of the building has tongue-and-groove wainscoting, molded architrave trim, and a painted pressed-metal ceiling.[2]

Built in 1902 by local craftsmen, the building is unusual in the state as a rural example of large-scale distinctive vernacular architecture. It was used by the Odd Fellows until the 1940s, and by the Rebekahs until the 1960s, after which it was sold to the town.[2] It is now used as a community meeting and event space.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Odd Fellows-Rebekah Hall" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-08-01.