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Stockbridge, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GAGELSIE
N 42° 16.992 W 073° 19.169
18T E 638559 N 4682587
Quick Description: The first and only Town Hall of Stockbridge, MA
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/24/2010 10:01:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM9RD1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Town of Stockbridge, MA was incorporated on June 22, 1739. The Town held the town meetings in the First Congregational Meeting Hall untill 1840 when the Greek Revival Town Hall was built on church property. A stipulation was made for the building, that if the Town government moved from the building that the property would revert to the Church.

The Town outgrew the original building and built another in the center of town in 1840 that they called the "Town Offices" (not Town Hall) so they could keep the original building. Again, the Town outgrew the second building and enlarged the original building and moved back in during 1963.

This government growing became a regular thing and when the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed the Town has to hold town meetings in a building that is handicap accessable. So, in2007 when the Stockbridge Plains School was moved to another building, the Town moved in and called it "Town Offices." The original building is still the Town Hall, but it is not being used as such.

There is no sign on the building indicating it is the Town Hall.
Name: Town Hall

4 West Main Street
Stockbridge, MA USA

Date of Construction: 1/1/1840

Web Site for City/Town/Municipality: [Web Link]

Architect: Not listed

Memorials/Commemorations/Dedications: Not listed

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