SHELBURNE TOWN HALL – 1927

Shelburne, VT

YEAR COMPLETED
2019


CONSTRUCTION PARTNER

Neagley and Chase Construction Company, Construction Manager

SHELBURNE TOWN HALL – 1927

Shelburne, VT

As with many old buildings, the stately town hall in Shelburne, Vermont suffered from years of deferred maintenance. Though beloved by the community, damp conditions and insufficient insulation and air sealing made the charming space unsuitable for storage and uncomfortable for use beyond token events. As part of the larger municipal center project including a new library, the historic town hall was completely renovated to restore its stature as a useful, relevant community resource. Its beautiful arched windows were restored, reglazed, and air sealed to minimize heat loss. The building’s foundation was waterproofed and insulated to create a warm and dry lower level which now houses the historical society, a library staff room, a lactation room, and space for exhibits. Repairs to the historic brick, the slate roof, and the clock tower ensure the structure’s longevity. Insulation in the roof, restoration of wood paneling and plaster, and rewiring of original brass light fixtures to accommodate LED lights make the grand interior hall a comfortable, energy efficient, and beautiful space for community use. The building’s physical connection to the modern library ensures its place as an enduring community gathering place. (See more of Shelburne Pierson Library and Historic Town Hall)

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