Old Town Hall (Chester, Connecticut)

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Old Town Hall
Old Town Hall (Chester, Connecticut) is located in Connecticut
Old Town Hall (Chester, Connecticut)
Old Town Hall (Chester, Connecticut) is located in the US
Old Town Hall (Chester, Connecticut)
Location On the green between Liberty St. and Goose Hill Rd., Chester, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°24′25″N 72°27′9″W / 41.40694°N 72.45250°W / 41.40694; -72.45250Coordinates: 41°24′25″N 72°27′9″W / 41.40694°N 72.45250°W / 41.40694; -72.45250
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1793-1794
NRHP reference # 72001310[1]
Added to NRHP February 23, 1972

Old Town Hall is a property in Chester, Connecticut that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Located at the north end of the Chester Green, the building was built in 1793 as the Second Congregational Meetinghouse. It served as the meetinghouse for the Congregational Church until 1845 when a new Congregational Church was constructed on West Main Street. It was sold to the newly incorporated town of Chester (incorporated in 1836) in 1847 for $300, with stove, and used as the town hall to hold town meetings. In 1876, the building was substantially remodeled as a theater. Aside from its use for local theatrical events and high school graduations, the building continued to be used as the site for town meetings until 1960.[1][2]

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