1881 Community Hall in Lancaster, MA

Added to OHD on 12/12/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   11 Comments
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59 Neck Rd, Lancaster, MA 01523

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  • $350,000
  • 2 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 1694 Sq Ft
  • 0.78 Ac.
Back on the market due to buyers financing. The definition of the word "Unique" is being the only one of its kind, unlike anything else. Known as the Wilder Memorial Hall, this unique property was built in 1881 by Henry Wilder and served as the meeting place for the Current Topics Club for over 90 years. Dances, Plays, Bicentennial Celebrations, and community events were hosted in the Hall and in 2007 the property was converted into a residential home. Enjoy the grandeur of the main hall that includes 18 ft. cathedral-vaulted ceilings, original beadboard, hardwood floor, sconce lighting, and stained glass. The master bedroom has breathtaking cathedral ceilings, ample light, 2 closets, and beautiful views of the back yard. Original sconce lighting can be found in the kitchen and living room. There are so many possibilities with this property. Own a piece of Lancaster Ma.
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Matthew Straight, Straight Real Estate Solutions
(978) 799-3560
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11 Comments on 1881 Community Hall in Lancaster, MA

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  1. Anne M.Anne M. says: 903 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    This is the coolest building.

  2. MichaelMichael says: 2674 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    The whole building is beautiful, inside and out. The exterior looks intact. The stone wainscot with the shingles above, flared at the bottom is a beautiful detail and not an easy detail to accomplish, especially at the corners with no trim board! Thanks to the craftsmen who put this beautiful building together!

  3. RosewaterRosewater says: 6731 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    You can sure tell it is what it is. Very attractive little hall.

    Gorgeous cabinet! Want!

  4. There is a lot to love here. That main room is beautiful.

  5. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1064 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    I’ve never seen anything like this, such an unusual and really neat architecture going on here.
    The interior is stunning. I love wood.

  6. StacyStacy says: 475 comments
    1900 Maybe Craftsmen

    How cool is this!! Love it!

  7. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1025 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    The exterior is so charming; the house looks like it belongs in an enchanted forest. And the main hall is just jaw-droppingly beautiful.

  8. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5358 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Interesting to read the plaque about the Swedenborgian connection. Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) was a scientist, theologian, and forward thinker that proposed modern reforms in the Lutheran Church and the establishment of a New Jerusalem church. During the Victorian era Swedenborgian churches in the U.S. experienced a period of growth and attracted many members from the art, writing, and ornamental construction trades. The only thing here, though, is whether this actually started out as a Swedenborgian church or was merely part of several structures on this site. Regardless of its original use, this would make for a unique residence.

  9. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 1050 comments
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    1947 Ranch

    Is it only me who thinks this MUST be larger than stated sq ft? Less than 1700 makes it barely larger than our little 1947 rancher in which we struggle to find places to put things! LOL.

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