From grass roots to building roof, we seek to restore the East Randolph Hall as a gathering place for all of East Valley’s villagers & visitors.
The next time you are winding your way along Route 14 through Central Vermont, find the East Randolph Hall with its prominent white clock tower sitting just next to the Fire Department and you’ll see the gathering place and home of celebration for East Valley villagers dating back to the mid-19th century.
The hall, like many throughout Vermont, was built to provide a common gathering place in East Randolph for the community up and down the Middle Branch of the White River. At over 150 years old, the hall is now in its third century of service and needs both repairs and modernization to be restored to community use. It needs structural and foundation work, chimney strapping, water damage repair, exterior cladding restoration & painting, roof repairs & painting, ADA-accessibility & public safety improvements, and interior upgrades to flooring, power, plumbing, and finishes. In total, the cost of upgrades with permitting & licensing is (very roughly) estimated at $500,000.
While the ultimate cost is to be determined, there is no denying the priceless value of the echoes of celebration inside and the joy that’s come from behind the historic theatre curtain hanging there even still (see pic). It is a hall with a tradition of connecting neighbor-to-neighbor that remains perfect for its purpose to this day.
HELP US RESTORE THE HALL!
MAIL Donations to:
East Valley Community Group LTD.
c/o Allison Belisle, Treasurer
P.O. Box 408, Brookfield, VT 05036
Building Restoration Reports & Documents: