Sustain Wayne has begun a renovation project for the historic Masonic Hall on the Mill Pond. The last piece of Wayne's industrial past will soon be home to a multi-use community center to anchor Wayne's future village development.
‘Beautiful Situation’ is an interactive web site that combines video, interviews and historic photography to explore the four pillars of the Hall Project: History, Local Food, Humanities and The Future.
Watch the preview for the Beautiful Situation project below.
Countless Wayne residents and visitors have strolled over the footbridge and paused to consider the history, the aura and the unique potential of the old Masonic Hall.
Located just off the dam at the edge of the mill pond, the hall was built in 1863 as part of a sprawling enterprise that included a woolen mill, a saw mill, and a variety of wood-products industries.
Sustain Wayne purchased the old hall in the spring of 2016 with the intent to create a gathering space for the community that includes a teaching kitchen for people to learn about and enjoy local foods, a performance stage, gallery space and meeting rooms.
It’s a project that returns a piece of our past for the betterment of future generations.
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Check out this guided animation of our vision for the renovated Masonic Hall. It’s not a true architectural model, but a pretty good scale representation of a working plan. We welcome your feedback.