Location: Oakes Ames Memorial Hall
About the Location
- Location: Oakes Ames Memorial hall - 3 Barrows Street
- Date Constructed: 1879 to 1881
- Original Purpose: Town Hall
- Architects: H. H. Richardson, F.L Olmstead
- Notable people involved in construction: Children of Oakes Ames: Oliver Ames, Oakes Angier Ames, Frank Morton Ames
The Oakes Ames Memorial Hall was commissioned by his children to commemorate their father. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives. The building was originally intended to serve as a town hall, but never in its history would it be used for that purpose. Inside the building are two large rooms and two stages. Outlooking stained glass panels. The third floor houses the masonic hall. Around the large tower is a carving of the zodiac, so next time you peer up at the building, see if you can find your own!
What is it used for now?
The building is used as a function hall and events are commonly hosted here, Along with this it is a popular spot to hold weddings and for wedding photos. In the winter, the holiday fair is hosted outside, with artistic displays, concession stands, and of course meeting Santa. Up the many steps and filling the building are various vendors selling all sorts of handmade goods.
History is right around the corner!
Looking outwards from the hall, you can see much of historical Easton. From here you can visit the Rockery, and main street for shopping, or visit the library and the experiences it has to offer. Behind the Rockery is where the Original Oliver Ames high school was.