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Community Center

(Fire House)

by Mrs. Brian Donohue

 

The Community Center was once a stable owned by Horace Davis, the same man that owned the Kimball Nursing Homes. Some time in the late 1920's or early 1930's he gave it to the Town.

 

It was called Columbia Hall at the time. Cars were parked under the building for years for a small fee.

 

Upstairs was used for plays, high school basketball games and most town activities for years. Movies were run on Saturday. Downstairs there were offices and a shoe repair store.

 

After World War II the fire department took over the downstairs. In the late 1960's a group of interested people started the Community Center.

 

In January 1974 the fire department moved out to their new fire department building and the entire building is now the Community Center.

 

Mrs. Brian Donohue

Maple Street

 

Back to the Sullivan's House

Next to Reed's Store

LOC Subject Headings

Fire stations -- New Hampshire -- Hopkinton -- Pictorial works

Fire stations -- New Hampshire -- Contoocook -- Pictorial works

Historic buildings -- New Hampshire -- Hopkinton -- Pictorial works

Historic buildings -- New Hampshire -- Contoocook -- Pictorial works