Odd Fellows-Rebekah Hall in Cornish, Maine

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Odd Fellows-Revekah Hall in Cornish, Maine

Welcome to another installment of our Building History series: The Odd Fellows-Rebekah Hall in Cornish, Maine.

The Odd Fellows-Rebekah Hall, built in 1902, is a remarkable statement in highly vernacular architecture. As a result it stands out in what is otherwise a fairly ordinary rural Maine community. It is also the most dramatic and ornate rural lodge hall in the state as such recalls an era when fraternal organizations were at the very core of community life.

Built by local craftsmen, the building, with its ornate interior, contains a large clock by George M. Stevens of Boston and a bell made by Henry R. Hooper Company also of Boston.

Actively used by the Odd Fellows until the 1940’s, it continued to be employed as a meeting place for the Rebekahs until the 1960’s when it was sold to the town. Since that time it has seen occasional use for public suppers, rummage sales and the like. There is at present a serious effort on the part of a number of residents to preserve this unique structure for use as a community hall.

Source: National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form

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