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More than a facelift to Emerson Hall

Renovations to Emerson Hall have been ongoing for months, limiting its public use in varying degrees during the process. The interior work, including a remodeled first-floor kitchen, second floor reconstruction, shown above, and offices and meeting rooms added to the basement, “should be finished by the end of February,” said Town Manager Dale Abernethy, with the exterior work taking longer than planned because of weather constraints and delays in getting materials. The 1901 building boasts 70 windows, and “each window is different; each is a custom window,” said Abernethy. Voters approved the extensive interior and exterior work on the historic building, which will also brings it up to current fire and plumbing codes, to the tune of $1.2 million, at the 2012 town meeting. “It’s going pretty well,” said Abernethy.

Exterior improvements to Emerson Hall

Exterior improvements to Emerson Hall

Exterior improvements to Emerson Hall include new siding, insulation, the replacement of rotted wood, and 70 new windows.

Photo by Anne Berleant

Emerson Hall basement

Emerson Hall basement

Work on the basement is nearly finished, including this meeting room, along with offices and a gender-neutral bathroom.

Photo by Anne Berleant

Emerson Hall interior work

Emerson Hall interior work

The interior work, including a remodeled first-floor kitchen, second floor reconstruction, shown here, and offices and meeting rooms added to the basement, “should be finished by the end of February.”

Photo by Anne Berleant