Francestown Town Hall
Built in 1847, Francestown’s Town Hall began as a civic and religious meeting place, and later became a prominent New England academy (1800-1921) that graduated the 14th President of the United States. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Villages not only rely on community spaces for vital civic and social gatherings, but also for revenue generated by the renting of the space.
In 2012, the Town Hall was declared condemned. In order to restore this essential structure, a complete rehabilitation project was necessary. MPA designed a preservation plan that included foundation shoring, second floor structure replacement, ADA accessibility upgrades, and an addition to house an egress stair.
Today, Francestown’s Town Hall retains its quintessential New England charm while functioning as a safe and pleasant gathering place for Town Meeting, civic engagements, dances, concerts, and a host of private functions.